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Primary texts:

William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, ed. G. Blakemore Evans (Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 2003).

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein, ed. J. Paul Hunter (New York: Norton, 1996).

Charles Dickens: 'A Christmas Carol' in A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings, ed. Michael Slater (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2003)

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights, ed. Richard J. Dunn (New York: Norton, 2001).

Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, in Ibsen's Selected Plays, ed. Brian Johnston (New York: Norton, 2003)


In Reception Study: From Literary Theory to Cultural Studies, ed. James L. Machor and Philip Goldstein (London: Routledge, 2001):

  • Jauss, ’The Identity of the Poetic Text in the Changing Horizon of Understanding’, pp.7-28
  • Tompkins, Jane P., ‘Masterpiece Theater. The Politics of Hawthorne’s Literary Reputation’, pp.133-54
  • Taylor, Gary, ’1790’, pp.80-104
  • Johnson, Claudia L., ‘The Divine Miss Jane: Jane Austen, Janeites, and the Discipline of Novel Studies’, pp.118-32
  • Radway, Janice, ’Readers and Their Romances’, pp.213-45
  • Fiske, John, ’Madonna’, pp.246-58
  • Smith Allen, James, ‘Reading the Novel’, pp.180-202
  • De Man, Paul, ‘Reading and History’, pp.325-34

Articles in compendium 'ENG2329 Reception Studies' (available at Kopiutsalget, Akademika):

1. From The Book History Reader, ed. David Finkelstein and Alistair Cleery (London: Routledge, 2002):

  • Barthes, Roland, ‘The Death of the Author’, pp.221-24
  • Fish, Stanley, ‘Interpreting the Variorum’, pp.350-58
  • Chartier, Roger, ‘Labourers and Voyagers: From the Text to the Reader’, pp.47-58
  • Flint, Kate, ‘Reading Practices’, pp.316-23

2. From The Practice of Everyday Life: De Certeau, Michel, ‘Reading as Poaching’, 20 pp.

3. Iser, Wolfgang, ‘The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach’, Reader-Response Criticism: From Formalism to Post-Structuralism, ed. Jane P. Tompkins (London: Johns Hopkins, 1980), pp.50-69

Secondary literature:

Cavallo, Guglielmo and Roger Chartier (eds.), A History of Reading in the West (Cambridge: Polity, 1999)

Rem, Tore, Bokhistorie (Oslo: Gyldendal, 2003)

Bennett, Andrew (ed.), Readers and Reading (London: Longman, 1995)

Chartier, Roger, The Order of Books (Cambridge: Polity, 1994)

Fish, Stanley, Is There a Text in This Class? (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard U.P., 1980)

Freund, Elizabeth, The Return of the Reader: Reader-Response Criticism (London: Methuen, 1987)

Jauss, Hans Robert, Toward an Aesthetic of Reception (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota P., 1982)

Tompkins, Jane P., Reader-Response Criticism: From Formalism to Post-Structuralism Johns Hopkins U.P., 1980)

Tompkins, Jane P., Sensational Designs (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1980)

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