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Louise Rosenblatt is often credited with pioneering the approaches in Literature as Exploration (1938). In her 1969 essay "Towards a Transactional Theory of Reading," she summed up her position as follows: "A poem is what the reader lives through under the guidance of the text and experiences as relevant to the text." ~ What does every reader experience? Is anything universal? Death Rebirth Spirituality - heaven Emotion Family ties The German critic Wolfgang Iser has described that process in The Implied Reader: Patterns of Communication in Prose Fiction from Bunyan to Beckett (1974) and The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response (1976). Iser argues that texts contain gaps (or blanks) that powerfully affect the reader, who must explain them, connect what they separate, and create in his or her mind aspects of a work that aren’t in the text but are incited by the text . ~ What are some gaps that can be filled by readers? Symbols – tired/sleep Dream interpretation The angel’s kiss focusing on "interpretive strategies" held in common by "interpretive communities"— such as the one comprised by American college students reading a novel as a class assignment. Different interpreting communities:
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course LIT. TRANS 275 taught by Professor Schmit during the Fall '07 term at University of Wisconsin.

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