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Contemporary Sociology, Mar 2013, Vol.42(2), pp.151-159 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Author/Creator: Anonymous
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: France ; United States–Us ; Phillips, David Graham ; Women ; Books ; Translations ; Philosophers
  • Is Part Of: Contemporary Sociology, Mar 2013, Vol.42(2), pp.151-159
  • Description: The "Konstanz School" of literary critics in Germany assembled a faculty colloqium in 1963 that soon produced "reception theory" (or the "aesthetics of reception"; de Man 1982: vii-x), which shortly thereafter formed a vital part of literary studies in the United States, reaching its apogee in the 1980s when the works of its founder, Hans Robert Jauss, were translated into English (Jauss 1982; 1989). [...]it made sense in view of Umberto Eco's time-bending novels that in 1965 Eco coined the term "aberrant coding," another way of understanding how hard it is to interpret "correctly" or "for all time" what an important book might mean to a particular audience-often despite its author's most adamantly stated intentions.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 00943061 ; E-ISSN: 19398638