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Roger Webster

Bio: Roger Webster is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Literary theory & Literary criticism. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 65 citations.

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01 Jan 1990
TL;DR: The authors discuss language and narrative ''society'' and ''individual'' textual relations in literature, and point of departure what is literary theory, what is literature theory, and further reading.
Abstract: Points of departure what is literary theory? language and narrative `society' and the `individual' textual relations further reading.

67 citations


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01 Jan 1993
TL;DR: In this article, the authors provide teachers with a convenient means of broadening their understanding of reader response theory and criticism and applying this theory to the teaching of literature in high school and college classrooms.
Abstract: This book offers teachers a convenient means of broadening their understanding of reader response theory and criticism and applying this theory to the teaching of literature in high school and college classrooms. The book is designed to arouse individual teachers' interest in reader response theory and encourage them to apply it to their teaching. The book covers the various branches of reader response theory, the key ideas of its many proponents, and the advantages and disadvantages of each branch of theory as perceived by critics. Individual chapters include: (1) Introduction; (2) Textual Theories of Response; (3) Experiential Theories of Response; (4) Psychological Theories of Response; (5) Social Theories of Response; (6) Cultural Theories of Response; and (7) Applying Theory to Practice: Making Decisions about Eliciting Response. (A glossary of key terms in reader response theory along with an extensive bibliography covering the many facets of the entire field are appended.) (HB) *********************************************************************** Reproductions supplied by EDRS are the best that can be made from the original document. ***********************************************************************

199 citations

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TL;DR: The authors conducted a qualitative study of young adults to understand how their descriptions and experiences of particular ads were shaped and were shaped by their experiences of other texts and the implications of intertextuality for consumers' attitudes, involvement and literacy with respect to advertising, for the link between ad and brand consumption.
Abstract: While analysts of postmodernism have feasted on marketing practices, the marketing discipline has been slow to acquire a taste for postmodernism. Offers marketers a taste of what it has to offer by examining the concept of intertextuality and demonstrating its reliance to advertising texts and their production and consumption. Drawing on a qualitative study of young adults, shows how their descriptions and experiences of particular ads shaped and were shaped by their experiences of other texts. Considers the implications of intertextuality for consumers’ attitudes, involvement and literacy with respect to advertising, for the link between ad and brand consumption, and the relationship between marketing theory and practice.

65 citations

01 Jan 2003
TL;DR: For instance, Crozier-De Rosa et al. as discussed by the authors used a selection of the novels of Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) and Marie Corelli (1855-1924) to provide insights into the attitudes of, and attitudes towards, unmarried middle-class women at the turn of the twentieth century.
Abstract: There are many ‘gaps’ or ‘silences’1 in women’s history – especially in relation to their interior lives. Historians seeking to penetrate the thoughts and emotions of ‘ordinary’ single middle-class women living during the Late Victorian and Edwardian years have a challenging task. These women rarely left personal documents for historians to analyse. Novels, particularly popular or bestselling novels, represent one pathway into this realm. Popular novels are numbered among the few written sources that are available to help historians to fill in some of the absences in the conventional historical record. I have chosen a selection of the novels of Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) and Marie Corelli (1855-1924) to provide insights into the attitudes of, and attitudes towards, unmarried middle-class women at the turn of the twentieth century. The works of both Bennett and Corelli are invaluable sources because each author achieved a substantial level of ongoing commercial success. Their novels are vitally important to historians of mentalite because they focus on recurring themes and issues and consistently support certain views and values. Bearing in mind the extensive readership that Bennett and Corelli each enjoyed, historians can legitimately assume that these authors’ ideas and values corresponded with many of the emotional concerns and standards of their audience, and resonated in the minds of their readers, as well as simultaneously entering into the wider contemporary debate. An enormous body of literature concerning the lives of women during the Victorian and Edwardian eras has been published over the past two or three decades. A large volume of this historical research has concentrated on detailing the social, moral and economic context in which these women operated. A significantly smaller portion of it has dedicated itself to probing the interior lives of women, mostly upper middleand upper-class women, by using personal documents, such as diaries and letters. This thesis builds on the former, while hoping to complement the latter. It does not aim to supplant or replace previous research into women’s history. Rather, it intends to add to it by exploring the emotions and the experiences of women from the middle classes – women whose feelings and thoughts are, for the most part, undocumented. This study explores the implications of using popular novels as an alternative and an additional source for historians attempting to reconstruct the thoughts, feelings and experiences with which unmarried middle-class women were familiar – what Bernard Bailyn terms their ‘personal map of reality’.2 It does so by examining characterisation, plots and outcomes, recurring themes and issues, and implicit allusions – those noticeable gaps or absences in the fictional narrative. Thus, it analyses the attitudes and emotions of ordinary women, while also testing the extent to which popular novels are useful to historians of mentalite. Moreover, using a comparative approach to examine Bennett’s solidly popular middlebrow books and Corelli’s phenomenally popular or bestselling novels for their historical insights, this thesis further points to the differences in perspective between literature boasting varying degrees of popularity. It asks the question: which is more valuable to historians – middlebrow or bestselling fiction? Disciplines Arts and Humanities | Law This thesis is available at Research Online: http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1593 Publication Details Sharon Crozier–De Rosa, A Novel Approach to History: Arnold Bennett, Marie Corelli and the Interior Lives of Single Middle-Class Women, England, 1880-1914, PhD. thesis, Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences, Flinders University, November 2003, 390p. This thesis is available at Research Online: http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1593 1 A Novel Approach to History: Arnold Bennett, Marie Corelli and the Interior Lives of Single Middle-Class Women, England, 1880-1914 Sharon Crozier–De Rosa B. A. Hons. (History) A Thesis Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Department of History Faculty of Social Sciences Flinders University

37 citations

Dissertation
01 Jan 2008
TL;DR: The authors used narrative inquiry to contribute to ways of valuing and utilising teachers' personal narratives as tools for understanding their thinking and knowing in relation to the environment and environmental education, and for critically examining and challenging dominant narratives and discourses of education and the environment in school education.
Abstract: This study uses narrative inquiry to contribute to ways of valuing and utilising teachers’ personal narratives as tools for understanding their thinking and knowing in relation to the environment and environmental education, and for critically examining and challenging dominant narratives and discourses of education and the environment in school education. The research develops teachers’ stories as the main focus of inquiry and data, with the understanding that teachers’ stories articulate the dynamics and interactions between discourses and practices that constitute teachers’ thinking and experiences of environmental education. Based on life-historical and focus group interviews with eleven secondary school teachers in Korea, the inquiry also develops novel ways of understanding and analysing teacher narratives about environmental education, in three parts. As an introductory part of the analysis, five teachers’ short stories are presented via framings of their plots (“vision”) and key narrative themes, with a focus on the teacher’s own ways of making sense of their environment-related experiences through blurring the boundaries of personal and professional identities. Two subsequent chapters develop a critical investigation into their discursive practices, illustrating the blurring of boundaries in professionalism and curriculum, through which the teachers’ environmental education can create cracks and ruptures in school education. Narrative analysis of three teacher groups – science, humanities, and environment teachers - contributes to an examination of the tensions in arguing for ‘environmental education teachers’ professionalism within the institutional context of schooling in Korea. Finally, analysis of teachers’ curriculum repertoires, via six topics – alternative energy, environmental issues, health and ‘well-being’, biotechnology issues, outdoor education, and green education - provides an examination of the contingencies and complexities in the processes of teachers’ pedagogical rendering of cultural narratives of science and environmental issues. The study utilises narrative-discursive approaches to teachers’ thinking and practice. Teacher narratives are located alongside other narratives of teachers, to elucidate the meanings of personal narratives as ‘small’ stories and explore their role in critiquing surrounding, ‘larger’ institutional and cultural narratives, including hero and exemplary teacher discourses, by opening up discursive spaces for alternative meanings of professionalism and curriculum. The study also includes a discussion of how teacher learning can be understood and facilitated by using teacher narratives as vehicles for examining the nature of teacher action, and in so doing, argues that school environmental education can be a catalyst for such teacher learning.

25 citations

Dissertation
01 Dec 2016
TL;DR: This article analyzed the meaning of an author's expression from the dimensions of behavioural, event, and nature, and proved the appropriateness of the construct through expressions that involved "makna siratan" in Malay political novels.
Abstract: This study analyzed "makna siratan" in expression based on five selected Malay political novels. Expression that contained "makna siratan" is used by novelist as a criticism to individual and society. Expression which involved "makna siratan" demonstrates the author's tactfulness in order to relate creative work with daily life in society. The interpretation of author's expression is associable with the function of literature as a reflection of the society and creativity in the narrative art. The analysis describes the meaning of author's expression from the dimensions of behavioural, event, and nature. Behavioural, event, and nature dimensions that discussed the "makna siratan" were deduced from the ten principal of Malay Criticism Construct by Dr. Syed Othman Syed Omar. Five Malay novels with political theme chosen are Sebelas Rejab, Anak Mat Lela Gila, Tunggul-tunggul Gerigis, Nagogho Astana dan Naratif Ogonshoto. All five works represent Malay literature work production time in novel genre from time before independence, independence era and after year 2000. Analysis from the five novels found that the relevancy of Malay Criticism Construct exist in the interpretation of "makna siratan" particularly in the dimensions discussed earlier, which are behavioural, event, and nature. The findings proved the appropriateness of the construct through expressions that involved "makna siratan" in Malay political novels.

15 citations