Patterson, Annette J., Mellor, Bronwyn, & O'Neill, Marnie (1991) Changing practices. English in Education, 25(2), pp. 62-70.
The paper suggests new approaches to the teaching of literature by introducing poststructuralist concepts that challenge traditional reader response approaches to engaging with texts. It compares the responses of two groups of student readers, a graduate class preparing to become teachers of English and a secondary English class, and concludes that readers produce readings not only from the words on the page but from a range of cultural and historical positions already available to them. The paper explores concepts such as textual ‘gaps and silences’ and ‘intertextuality’ through examples of activities that have been designed for use with students of English and literature.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||English teaching, Literature education, Reader response theory, Literary theory, Postructuralism|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1991 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Copyright Statement:||The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||18 Sep 2012 08:55|
|Last Modified:||04 Dec 2012 12:35|
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