Style and Reader Response

Minds, media, methods

ORCID logoAlice Bell | Sheffield Hallam University
ORCID logoSam Browse | Sheffield Hallam University
ORCID logoAlison Gibbons | Sheffield Hallam University
ORCID logoDavid Peplow | Sheffield Hallam University
ISBN 9789027208057 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027260376 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Style and Reader Response: Minds, media, methods profiles the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches in reception-oriented research in stylistics. Collectively, the chapters investigate how real readers, players, audiences, and viewers respond to, experience, and interpret texts. Contributions to the book investigate discourse types such as contemporary literature, poetry, political speeches, digital fiction, art exhibitions, and online news discourse. The volume also exemplifies the variety of empirical approaches in reception research, with contributors drawing on a range of methods including discussion groups, interviews, questionnaires, and think-aloud protocols with data analysed from both online and offline sources. Style and Reader Response makes an important contribution to an emerging paradigm within stylistics in which verifiable insights from readers are used to generate new models and new understandings of texts across media, with each essay demonstrating the centrality of empirical research for theoretical, methodological, and/or analytical advancements within and beyond stylistics.
[Linguistic Approaches to Literature, 36] 2021.  vii, 236 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Style and Reader Response: Minds, media, methods expertly showcases the value and versatility of empirical reader response methods in contemporary stylistic research. The studies and methodological applications in this collection trace those inherent dialogic connections that exist between text and reader, and convincingly demonstrate that, regardless of whether the data under focused consideration is the literary text or reader responses, reception-oriented research has much to offer stylistic accounts of reading. [...] The collection celebrates the value of situated and contextualised approaches. It demonstrates that naturalistic methodologies can be empirical, that experimental protocols can be qualitative, and that all such approaches can be systematic and scientific, and rigorous and reliable, in their own right.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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