The Reader in the Study of American Fiction
In Interpretive Conventions, Steven Mailloux provides a general introduction to reader-response criticism while developing his own specific reader-oriented approach to literature. He examines five influential theories of the reading process—those of Stanley Fish, Jonathan Culler, Wolfgang Iser, Norman Holland, and David Bleich. He goes on to argue the need for a more comprehensive reader-response criticism based on a consistent social model of reading. He develops such a reading model and also discusses American textual editing and literary history.
KeywordsLiterary theory; Literature: history and criticism
ISBN9781501720949, 9780801414763, 9781501720956, 9781501728068, 9780801492853
PublisherCornell University Press
Publication date and placeIthaca, 1984
ImprintCornell University Press