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2.13 Discussing Reader Response Theory

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  • 2.13 Discussing Reader Response Theory<p><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.4;">Now it's time to talk about what you've learned. Answer at least ONE of the questions below on the discussion board. Then respond to at least TWO of your classmates.</span></p> <p><br /><span style="font-size: 16px;">1. Think back to reading you've done in past English classes. Was there a text where you really disagreed with your teacher or a friend's interpretation? What did you disagree about? How could reader response theory help you solve that conflict?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">2. In reader response theory, the reader's lens and the reader's baggage all impact the way they'll interpret a text. What lens and/or baggage do you bring to your reading? How does it impact the way you read literature?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">3.  Who is the real "expert" on the meaning of a given piece of literature? Is it the author who has intentionally and deliberately crafted the elements and devices of literature? Or the tenured English professor boasting years of experience studying broad literary movements, allusions, and detailed passages? Or can anyone be an "expert" on what the literature means?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">When you respond to your peers, you should do more than simply agree with the post. Choose some aspect of the initial post that strikes you, and then ask a thought-provoking question, or agree, challenge, or disagree with the idea using evidence and reason. The goal is to extend the discussion.  I expect more than superficial responses from seniors.</span></p>