- Introduction, or How I stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Interpretation
- Part One: Literature in the Reader
- 1. Literature in the Reader: Affective Stylistics
- 2. What Is Stylistics and Why Are They Saying Such Terrible Things About It?
- 3. How Ordinary Is Ordinary Language?
- 4. What It’s Like To Read L’Allegro and II Penseroso
- 5. Facts and Fictions: A Reply to Ralph Rader
- 6. Interpreting the Variorum
- 7. Interpreting “Interpreting the Variorum”
- 8. Structuralist Homiletics
- 9. How To Do Things with Austin and Searle: Speech-Act Theory and Literary Criticism
- 10. What Is Stylistics and Why Are They Saying Such Terrible Things About It? Part II
- 11. Normal Circumstances and Other Special Cases
- 12. A Reply to John Reichert
- Part Two: Interpretive Authority in the Classroom and in Literary Criticism
- 13. Is There a Text in This Class?
- 14. How To Recognize a Poem When You See One
- 15. What Makes an Interpretation Acceptable?
- 16. Demonstration vs. Persuasion: Two Models of Critical Activity
Is There a Text in This Class?
The Authority of Interpretive Communities
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Publication Date: 04/15/1982
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