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Reader-response theory places the reader's interaction with the text as central to its understanding. A reader interprets a work by drawing on his or her own experiences and supplying personal meanings. Thus, each reader's experience with a work is unique.
Norman Holland is credited with founding the reader-response theory in 1960 when he wrote The Dynamics of Literary Response.
Is there a text in this class? : The authority of interpretive communities by Fish, Stanley
Call Number: PN81 .F56
Reader-response criticism : from formalism to post-structuralism by Tompkins, Jane P.
Call Number: PN98.R38 R4
Readers in history : nineteenth-century American literature and the contexts of response by Machor, James L.
Call Number: PS201 .R37 1993
The dynamics of literary response by Holland, Norman Norwood
Call Number: PN49 .H64 1989
The implied reader; patterns of communication in prose fiction from Bunyan to Beckett. by Iser, Wolfgang