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Researching literary reading as social practice

Allington, Daniel and Swann, Joan (2009). Researching literary reading as social practice. Language and Literature, 18(3) pp. 219–230.

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This article first discusses 'the reader' as generally conceived within literary studies (including stylistics), grounding its claims with an empirical analysis of articles published in Language and Literature from 2004 to 2008. It then surveys the many ways in which real readers have been empirically investigated within cultural studies, the history of reading, and cultural sociology. Lastly, it introduces the remaining papers in this special issue as contributions to the study of language and literature

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0963-9470
Keywords: empirical literary studies; history of reading; history of the book; ideal reader; implied reader; reader response; real readers; reception; stylistics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 17925
Depositing User: Daniel Allington
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009 11:23
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 09:08
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