ERIC Number: ED259389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
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)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation, Models, Reader Response, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Theories
Ablex Publishing Corporation, 355 Chestnut St., Norwood, NJ 07648 ($39.50 cloth, $22.50 paper).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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