Deconstructing "Aesthetic Response" in Small-Group Discussions about Literature: A Possible Solution to the "Aesthetic Response" Dilemma

Soter, Anna O.; Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Connors, Sean P.; Murphy, P. Karen; Shen, Vincent Fu-Yuan
January 2010
English Education;Jan2010, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p204
Academic Journal
The authors analyze the concept of aesthetic response in small-group discussions about literature. For this study, they conducted an exhaustive narrative analysis of about 500 scholarly products such as empirical research, conceptual and theoretical scholarship and instructional applications. The authors also explore the possibility of a third stance that can account for the kinds of responses that readers might make at different times and for different reasons.


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