An introduction to Reader Response/TOK

IB English A Literature: An introduction to Reader Response/TOK

A traditional "reading practice", to which many students will have been accustomed, presumes that meaning in literary works is to be found; the assumption made is that authors present meaning, or even messages in their works that it is our job to decode and to discover - and then to explain in the context of an essay or other work of criticism. This is, however, a rather naive - and even false assumption to make. Indeed,...

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