Tag Archives: Norman Holland

What Our Favorite Books Reveal about Us

I am having my students compose personal reading histories. Freud provides a useful framework for exploring anxieties and wishes.

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A Lit Theory that Affirms Readers

The students in my “Theories of the Reader ” course found the theorists we read affirming.

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The Reader’s Role in Literature

Reader Response Theory focuses on the reader’s involvement in literature, opening up avenues untouched by formalist criticism.

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What Personal Reading Histories Tell Us

I can’t recommend enough the value of writing your reading history. It will reveal to you sides of yourself you didn’t know you had.

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