Interpretive Conventions: The Reader in the Study of American Fiction

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Cornell University Press, 1984 - American fiction - 228 pages
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Discusses literary theory, psychological and social reading models, practical criticism, textual analysis, interpretation, and literary history.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
15
Literary Theory and Social Reading Models
40
The Reader in American Fiction
66
Textual Scholarship and Authors Final Intention
95
A Typology of Conventions
126
Interpretive Conventions
140
Literary History and Reception Study
159
Reading the Reader
192
ReaderResponse Criticism and Teaching
208
Bibliographical Note
217
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Mailloux is Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine.

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