Interpretive Conventions: The Reader in the Study of American Fiction (Paperback)

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Interpretive Conventions: The Reader in the Study of American Fiction (Paperback)

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In Interpretive Conventions, Steven Mailloux provides a general introduction to reader-response criticism while developing his own specific reader-oriented approach to literature. He examines five influential theories of the reading process--those of Stanley Fish, Jonathan Culler, Wolfgang Iser, Norman Holland, and David Bleich. He goes on to argue the need for a more comprehensive reader-response criticism based on a consistent social model of reading. He develops such a reading model and also discusses American textual editing and literary history.

Steven Mailloux is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Rhetorical Power and Reception Histories: Rhetoric, Pragmatism, and American Cultural Politics, both published by Cornell University Press.
Product Details ISBN: 9781501728068
ISBN-10: 1501728067
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2018
Pages: 230
Language: English