ERIC Number: EJ776463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Reconsiderations: Louise Rosenblatt and the Ethical Turn in Literary Theory
Flynn, Elizabeth A.
College English, v70 n1 p52-69 Sep 2007
Although, by the time of her death, Louise Rosenblatt was highly respected in the fields of composition and reading theory, she did not enjoy the same status among literary theorists. In this article, the author argues that Rosenblatt should be taken seriously as a literary theorist. The author shares her views on Rosenblatt's "Literature as Exploration" and "The Reader, the Text, the Poem." She discusses how the two books are very different in their purposes and the audiences for whom they were written. She talks about the role "Literature as Exploration" in Rosenblatt's career and the ethical turn in "The Reader, the Text, the Poem."
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Audiences, Ethics, English Instruction, Reader Text Relationship, Literary Criticism, Reader Response, Teacher Role, College Faculty, Reputation, Recognition (Achievement)
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Education Level: Higher Education
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