Using the 180-year history of Keats'sEve of St. Agnes as a basis for theorizing about the reading process, Stillinger's book explores the nature and whereabouts of qmeaningq in complex works. A proponent of authorial intent, Stillinger argues a theoretical compromise between author and reader, applying a theory of interpretive democracy that includes the endlessly multifarious reader's response as well as Keats's guessed-at intent. Stillinger also considers the process of constructing meaning, and posits an answer to why Keats's work is considered canonical, and why it is still being read and admired.One encounters single-meaning interpretation again and again in other teachersa#39; literature classes (for example, when ... aquot;Connecting Students and Literature, aquot; the opening essay in Nicholas Karolidesa#39;s collection titled Reader Response in the ... Small creates transcripts of two quite different seventh- grade classes devotedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Reading The Eve of St.Agnes : The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction|
|Author||:||Urbana-Champaign Jack Stillinger Center for Advanced Study Professor of English University of Illinois|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1999-09-20|