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Reception





ISBN 9781138955103
Published October 10, 2017 by Routledge
204 Pages

 
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Book Description

Reception introduces students and academics alike to the study of the way in which texts are received by readers, viewers, and audiences. Organized conceptually and thematically, this book provides a much-needed overview of the field, drawing on work in literary and cultural studies as well as Classics, Biblical studies, medievalism, and the media history of the book. It provides new ways of understanding and configuring the relationships between the various terminologies and theories that comprise reception study, and suggests potential ways forward for study and research in the light of such new configurations. Written in a clear and accessible style, this is the ideal introduction to the study of reception.

Table of Contents

Series Editor Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction: definitions, histories, objects

Chapter One: Rewriting

Chapter Two: Readers

Chapter Three: Reading

Chapter Four: Meaning

Chapter Five: Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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Biography

Ika Willis is Senior Lecturer in English Literatures at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.