Essays about: "Reader Response Criticism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 essays containing the words Reader Response Criticism.

  1. 1. The Controversy of Snape : A transactional reader response analysis of Severus Snape and why he divides readers of the Harry Potter book series

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Emma Östberg; [2020]
    Keywords : Severus Snape; Harry Potter; J.K. Rowling; Transactional Reader Response Theory; Reader Response Criticism; Louise Rosenblatt; Wolfgang Iser;

    Abstract : How can a character from a children’s book become so divisive that he causes arguments amongst adults? This essay uses transactional reader response theory to explain the reason why the character Severus Snape from the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling is so controversial. READ MORE

  2. 2. Hopeful or harmful literature? Teenage suicide as described in the YA novels Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, and Looking for Alaska, by John Green

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för engelska

    Author : Elin Logara; [2019]
    Keywords : Suicide in literature; Young adult novels; suicide contagion; reader response; YA; teenage suicide; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Young adult novels about suicide are questioned pieces of literature. Fears of suicide contagion and the perceived unsuitability of such narratives for adolescents lie at the centre of this conflict, which has resulted in the banning of books and other censorship moves. READ MORE

  3. 3. A Norm Critical Approach to Teaching Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre: Exploring Gender, Heteronormativity & Ableism

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Maria Fanourgakis; [2019]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : A growing concern in educational institutions is the lack of a unified collegial effort to address issues pertaining to discrimination. The Swedish National Agency of Education (SNAE) has released several reports and articles this past decade (2009, 2010, 2016), in which no significant improvement has been observed in schools with regard to discrimination pertaining to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Focus on Critical Thinking or Linguistic Features?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska; Lunds universitet/Utbildningsvetenskap

    Author : Emelie Ekström; [2016]
    Keywords : critical theory; critical pedagogy; Swedish National Curriculum for the Upper Secondary School; literature; teacher attitudes; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The aim of the study is to research upper secondary teachers’ attitudes towards, and use of, critical perspectives in teaching literature in the subject of English in Sweden. This is done in relation to the inequality issues identified in the Swedish school context, the Swedish National Curriculum for the Upper Secondary School and the syllabi for English, along with a theoretical framework based on the of concepts of critical pedagogy and critical theory. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Reception of Mo Yan in the British and North American Literary Centers

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Victoria Xiaoyang Liu; [2015]
    Keywords : Mo Yan; reception; reader-response criticism; horizon of expectation; interpretive communities; Pascale Casanova; discourse; hegemony;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the two major conflicting modes of interpretation applied to Mo Yan’s literary texts diachronically and synchronically in order to reveal both the aesthetic imperative and the liberating force of the British and North American literary centers in receiving literature from the periphery. After an introduction to the centers’ disparate responses to the paradigmatic shift of the local Chinese literary trend in the 1980s, the thesis continues with a theoretical discussion on reader-response theory and the uneven power relations between the literary center and the periphery. READ MORE