The Evaluation of Literary Texts

The Evaluation of Literary Texts : An Experimental Investigation into the Rationalization of Value Judgments with Reference to Semiotics and Esthetics of Reception

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588116581
  • 9781588116581

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgments; 2. Part I. Theoretical Introduction; 3. 1. The Literary Text in the Communication Process; 4. 1.1. Semiotics and information theory; 5. 1.2. The communication process of a literary text; 6. 1.3. Research problem; 7. 2. The Relations between Text and Reader; 8. 2.1. Russian Formalism; 9. 2.2. Prague Structuralism; 10. 2.3. Esthetics of reception; 11. 3. Auxiliary Disciplines for the Investigation into Literary Evaluation; 12. 3.1. Value theory; 13. 3.2. A parallelism between axiology and epistemology?; 14. 3.3. Sociology of literature; 15. 3.4. Psychology of literature; 16. 4. The Structure of Literary Evaluation; 17. 4.1. The place of evaluation in the investigation into a literary text; 18. 4.2. Two different theories of literary value; 19. 4.3. The structure of the literary value judgment; 20. 4.4. Research into literary evaluation; 21. Part II. Experimental Research; 22. 5. An Experimental Investigation into the Evaluation of a Literary Text; 23. 5.1. Problem; 24. 5.2. Readers and texts; 25. 5.3. Indiana investigation; 26. 5.4. Yale investigation; 27. 5.5. Recapitulation, general discussion and conclusions; 28. 6. Some Implications of the Experimental Method for the Study of Literature; 29. 6.1. Further discussion of the experiments; 30. 6.2. Problems to be considered in future experiments; 31. 6.3. Possibilities and limitations of the experimental method; 32. Appendices: 1. The four short stories; 33. 2. Questionnaire A; 34. 3. Questionnaire B; 35. 4. Questionnaire C; 36. References; 37. Index of Authorsshow more

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