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Can you go against the Reader-Response?

How do you critique a reader-response?

[from the ENGL 0310 Syllabus] “A reader response asks the reader [you] to examine, explain and defend her/his personal reaction to a reading. You will be asked to explore why you like or dislike the reading, explain whether you agree or disagree with the author, identify the reading’s purpose, and critique the text.

Why is the reader-response approach criticized?

Another objection to reader-response criticism is that it fails to account for the text being able to expand the reader’s understanding. While readers can and do put their own ideas and experiences into a work, they are at the same time gaining new understanding through the text.

What is the challenge of a reader-response?

The challenge of a reader-response is to show how you connected with the text.

Is reader-response an opinion?

The Reader-Response theory is not impressionistic, subjective personal comments on someone’s literary work. Instead, the school of thought sets it to aim in finding the meaning in the reader’s reaction and interpretations. It further examines the individual reader or communities’ way of experiencing texts.

What is a weakness of reader response theory?

It recognizes that different people view works differently, and that people’s interpretations change over time. Disadvantages: Reader Response criticism tends to make interpretation too subjective. It does not provide adequate criteria for evaluating one reading in comparison to another.

Is reader-response criticism subjective?

Because the only text is the text in the mind of the reader, this is the text analyzed by subjective reader-response critics, for whom the text is equated with the written responses of readers.

What is the opposite of reader-response theory?

Reader-Response and New Criticism, for example, share characteristics but they are also two very opposing things. Reader-Response focuses on attention towards the text influenced by the reader’s thoughts. New Criticism aims towards the text with no influence, but the text alone.

Is it good to teach the reader-response theory to students?

RRT pedagogically promotes learners’ (as active readers) freedom, enjoyment, and engagement in reading texts and literary works usually illuminated by such critical and emotionally personal responses triggered by teacher/instructor’s guiding questions and tasks.

What are the key assumptions of reader-response criticism?

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What is the most important in reader response criticism?

The key component to reader-response criticism is the belief that the way a reader approaches a text—including their reaction to the characters, plot, and structure of the text—creates its meaning.