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ERIC Number: ED259389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 342
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-89391-184-4
Researching Response to Literature and the Teaching of Literature: Points of Departure.
Cooper, Charles R., Ed.
Written for those who would like to seriously and systematically study response to literature and the teaching of literature, this book presents a review of the major theories that might inform research on response and a catalog of most of the promising research techniques. The book is organized into three parts: theories of response, ways to study response, and ways to study classroom instruction in literature. In the first part, topics and authors are as follows: models of reading, Norman N. Holland; commonalities of reader response, C. Barry Chabot; implications for research of the transactional theory of literature, Louise M. Rosenblatt; a comprehensive theory of response, Alan C. Purves; and basic issues in the area of reader response, Anthony R. Petrosky. Topics and authors in the second part are as follows: studies in the spectator role as an approach to response to literature, Arthur Applebee; discourse conventions and researching response to literary dialogue, Richard Beach; studying the perception of poetry, Eugene R. Kintgen; theoretical and methodological issues in the empirical study of metaphor, Andrew Ortony; the development of sensitivity to story structure, Shelley Rubin and Howard Gardner; the psychological study of story understanding, John B. Black and Colleen M. Seifert; verbal scales in research on response to literature, Gunnar Hansson; and Q-Methodology and English Literature, William Stephenson. The third part contains the following topics and authors: the identity of pedagogy and research in the study of response to literature, David Bleich; collaborative research on the effects of literary instruction in classrooms, Agnes J. Webb; studying response to literature through school surveys, James R. Squire; and evaluating the results of classroom literary study, Charles R. Cooper. (EL)
Ablex Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, NJ 07648 ($39.50 cloth, $22.50 paper).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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