5 types of Reader Response Theory
Transactional Reader Response Theory analyzes
the transaction between the text and reader.
Both are seen as equally important. A reader can
take an efferent stance, based on determinant
meanings in a text, or an aesthetic stance, based
on determinant and indeterminacy of meanings.
2. Affective Stylistics
Affective Stylistics Reader Response Theory examines
a text in a slow motion format, in which each line is
studied in order to determine how (stylistics) affects
(affective) the reader in the process of reading.
Subjective Reader Response Theory believes that
the readers' responses are the text, and that all
meaning of a text lies in the readers'
Psychological Reader Response Theory analyzes
what the readers' interpretations and responses
reveal about the reader, not the text.
Stanley Fish Social Reader Response Theory believes that
readers approach a text with interpretative
strategies that are the products of the
"interpretive communities" in which they belong.