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Reception Study : From Literary Theory to Cultural Studies - James L. Machor

Reception Study

From Literary Theory to Cultural Studies

By: James L. Machor (Editor), Philip Goldstein (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th December 2000
ISBN: 9780415926508
Number Of Pages: 367

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Reception study is an important tool for understanding how readers encounter texts and absorb information. This up-to-date selection of the most important published work lays out the principles of reception study and its major theoreticians, and goes on to show how the method is being widely used in areas as varied as cultural studies, African-American studies, and the burgeoning field called the history of the book. This volume presents the only complete account of reception study today. Hans Robert Jauss, Stanley Fish, Steven Mailloux, Tony Bennett, Gary Taylor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jane Tompkins, Claudia Johnson, Robert Darnton, Janice Radway, John Fiske, John Guillory, Paul de M

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Theoretical Accounts of Receptionp. 1
"The Identity of the Poetic Text in the Changing Horizon of Understanding"p. 7
"Yet Once More"p. 29
"Interpretation and Rhetorical Hermeneutics"p. 39
"Texts in History: The Determinations of Readings and Their Texts"p. 61
Literary Critical Studies of Receptionp. 75
"1790"p. 80
"Literary Theory and the Black Tradition"p. 105
"The Divine Miss Jane: Jane Austen, Janeites, and the Discipline of Novel Studiesp. 118
"Masterpiece Theater: The Politics of Hawthorne's Literary Reputation"p. 133
Reception Study and the History of the Bookp. 155
"First Steps Toward a History of Reading"p. 160
"Reading the Novel"p. 180
Reception Study, Cultural Studies, and Mass Communicationp. 203
"Readers and Their Romances"p. 213
"Madonna"p. 246
"Women Like Us: Working-Class Women Respond to Television Representations of Abortion"p. 259
"Taboos and Totems: Cultural Meanings of The Silence of the Lambs"p. 282
"Economies of Value"p. 294
Limitations and Difficulties of Reception Studyp. 319
"Reading and History"p. 325
"The Discourse of Value"p. 335
"Confrontations with Radicalness"p. 340
Bibliography: Reception Studiesp. 345
General Theoriesp. 345
Texts and Authorsp. 352
History of the Bookp. 365
Texts, Genres, and Audiences in Mass and Popular Culturep. 369
Permissionsp. 389
Indexp. 391
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ISBN: 9780415926508
ISBN-10: 0415926505
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 367
Published: 27th December 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1

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