Article Title

The Critical Balance: Reader, Text, and Meaning

Type of Work

Article

Date

4-1980

Journal Title

College English

Journal ISSN

0010-0994

Journal Volume

41

Journal Issue

8

First Page

924

Last Page

932

Abstract

Proposes that literary analysis and criticism need to strike a balance between reader and text, between subjectivity and objectivity. Notes that literary works call for different critical approaches and urges English teachers to develop students' skills for apprehending what approach should be used with particular works.

Notes

ERIC Number: EJ225316

Hamilton Areas of Study

Literature and Creative Writing