This collection of original essays by some of the most respected reader-response theorists here and abroad focuses on the work of Louise Rosenblatt. Her qLiterature as Explorationq has for some fifty years had a significant effect on the way literature is taught in our schools. Only in the last decade, however, has the importance of her ideas about the transactional nature of reading been understood and appreciated by teachers and literary theorists. qThe Experience of Readingq explores Rosenblatt's literary theories from her seminal study in 1938 to her widely praisedq The Reader, the Text, the Poem: The Transactional Theory of the Literary Workq (1978). The essays will demonstrate to both high school and college English teachers that Rosenblatt's emphasis on the centrality of the reader makes her a teacher's theorist, as do her insights, nearly forty years ahead of her time, into the social nature of all learning and the democratic possibilities of reading. Readers will get a compelling sense of Rosenblatt's importance in the history of teaching literature and will see that her theories on reading are fresh and provocative and offer our best hope for a humane and effective pedagogy.This collection of original essays by some of the most respected reader-response theorists here and abroad focuses on the work of Louise Rosenblatt.
|Title||:||The Experience of Reading|
|Publisher||:||Boynton/Cook Pub - 1991-01|