Friday, June 03, 2016

Stanley Fish, a look at, using the Shorty Method

"Stanley Eugene Fish (b.1938) is one of the chief proponents of a school of literary criticism known as reader response criticism. In fact, the school of reader response critics has even been referred to as the “School of Fish” (Murfin 129). As the name might suggest, reader response criticism emphasizes the role of the reader as crucial in determining the significance of a text. To a critic of this type, reading is seen as an activity which makes meaning in a text rather than a passive function which derives meaning from a text."