2.The Poem as Event
Literature in ELS
For: Dr. Shireena Basree
By: Rahmawati Othman
STUDY: -Graduates students in English (male + female) – given a text
-Start writing as soon as they began reading
-No author’s name / no other identification
STUDY INTEREST: - What happen when readers has to start with the text on
- What paths readers’ approach/ tentative 1st
2 major functions of the unique
patterns of signs that constitutes
Text: the printed signs in their
capacity to serve as symbols
Poem: what active readers make of
their responses to the set of verbal
- refer to the whole category of aesthetic
transactions between readers and texts
+Post-Romantics: seeing behind the text,
the figure of the author.
-preoccupation with the bond casts aside the
idea of reader’s creativity
* once creative activity ended- what
remains is a text.
* bringing poem into being requires a
reader if not the author himself.
Critical Theory & practice: fail to
-the readers’ dynamic, personal & unique
* T.S. Elliot:“…a valid interpretation…must
be at the same time an interpretation of my own
feeling when I read it.”
Gone is the legend of my life.
Stabbed through my heart,
slashed opened my vein.
Thank you. Now we move on to listen to what
Miss has to say about the rest of the chapter.
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