Much reader-response criticism
, however, leaves important questions unanswered.
Another characteristic of this casebook is the way it includes essays from a wide spectrum of theoretical approaches ranging from postcolonialism to reader-response criticism
and radical feminism to polite after-dinner banter, deliberately setting the different perspectives in fruitful interplay or open antagonism with one another, depending on how one looks at it.
In a single paragraph, Hamilton alludes to formalized inference procedures, speech-act theory, queer theory, reader-response criticism
, Heidegger, Lacanian theory of psychosis, Phenomenology, Marxism, Kantianism.
, simply put, asks the reader to evaluate her experience of the work and account for what leads to that particular experience.
provides an objective "grammar" for describing what is happening within some NT texts, and the precision distinguishes his model from the broader categories of reader-response criticism
applied to Gospels as a whole.
A generation ago, both philosophers of literature, like Jacques Derrida, and literary theorists of reader-response criticism
, like Hans Robert Jauss, Wolfgang Iser, and Stanley Fish, viewed tangible old books as objects of scant import.
Th e authors provide a good introduction to the issues at stake in the critical interpretation of the Bible, without discussing some contemporary issues such as postmodern interpretation, reader-response criticism
, feminist interpretation, and the like.
Martin's, 1995), with its packed essay on the "Critical History of Gulliver's Travels" essay on "Biographical and Historical Contexts," its brief introductions and bibliography on Feminist Criticism, New Historicism, Deconstruction, Reader-Response Criticism
, and Psychoanalytic Criticism, and the five articles chosen or written precisely to analyze Swift's text from one of these contemporary critical perspectives.
In addition to its connection to the work of Cathy Davidson, this collection is beholden to the work of Janice Radway, who pushed the boundaries of reader-response criticism
and examined actual readers' experiences and interactions with texts.
Drawing on the reader-response criticism
of Wolfgang Iser and other critics who maintain that the reader himself is an active producer of meaning, Kallendorf sees ideological formation not as a top-down process in which texts in Louis Althusser's paradigm "interpellate" readers but instead as a dialectic between readers and their books.
O'Beirne then reviews various theories of reader-response criticism
to ask what happens when real, not ideal, readers confront the text with their "irreducibly other" perspectives.