Thursday, September 29, 2011

Literature: Louise Rosenblatt and the New Critics

Q. What was the role of Louise Rosenblatt in the reading of literature?

A. "She challenged the major theories and theorists of literary theory of the time and attempted to turn literary studies in a new direction. She did so by demonstrating the relevance to the study of literature of the human reader...."

 E A Flynn. College English (Sep. 07), 68.

 Comment: In other words, she pointed out the importance of the reader’s experience to understanding the literary work. RayS.

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