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Article Title

Prefatory Note

Document Type

Prefatory Note

Abstract

In the spring of 1986 a group of readers with diverse interests and backgrounds (in American literature, speech and communication, text theories, religious studies, teaching of literature) got together in my Topics in Criticism class to debate recent reader oriented theories and their role in the classroom. Little did they know at the time that their enthusiasm and endurance as a "community of interpreters" would be put to test in a ten-week workshop on Henry James's short story " The Figure in the Carpet:' The papers gathered in this volume stand proof that their task was often suspenseful, but also that in the end each reader managed somehow to take control of the story and reemplot it in terms of his/her own interests and understanding.

Publication Date

1987

Journal Title

Draftings In

Volume

2

Issue

1

First Page

iv

Last Page

vi

Comments

No cover/title page date shown on piece.

Copyright

© 1987 by the Board of Student Publications, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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