So Hans Robert Jauss is a little off the critical grid, but if you’re into reception theory—and who isn’t?—he’s your man. In fact, he invented the term “reception. Drawing on philosophical hermeneutics, Jauss argued that literary works are Unlike most varieties of reader‐response theory, then, reception theory is. In , Hans Robert Jauss’s Literary History as Provocation of Literary Theory marked the beginning of the aesthetic of reception as one of the most powerful.

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A basic acceptance of the meaning of a specific text tends to occur when a group of readers rreception a shared cultural background and interpret the text in similar ways.

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Views Read Edit View history. Sign in with your library card. Hall also developed a theory of encoding and decoding, Hall’s theorywhich focuses on the communication processes at play in texts that are in televisual form.

The cultural theorist Stuart Hall was one of the main proponents of reception theory, tbeory developed in his essay ‘Encoding and Decoding in the Television Discourse’.

In literature, the interaction between text and reader occurs within a framework that controls and limits the interaction, through genre, tone, structure, and the social conditions of the reader receeption author, whereas in landscapes the interaction occurs through movement and viewing, framed by typology instead of genre and tone.

Reception Theory: A Brief Note

Umberto Eco coined the term aberrant decoding to describe the case when the reader’s interpretation differs from what the artist intended.

In literary studies, reception theory originated from the work of Hans-Robert Jauss in the late s, and the most influential work was produced during the s and early s in Germany and the US Fortierwith some notable work done in other Western European countries.


Reception theory also tends to de-emphasize commonly used terms of description like ‘formal’ and ‘picturesque’, unless those terms were known to have meaning to landscape visitors themselves. Sign in to annotate.

Instead of an “implied reader”, reception theory of landscapes assumes an “implied visitor”, who is an abstracted concatenation of responses of many visitors at different times. It traces the different ways in which participants, observers, historians and other retrospective interpreters have attempted to make sense of events both as they unfolded and over time since jausw, to make those events meaningful for the present in which they lived and live.

Medicine and health Music Names studies Performing arts Philosophy. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. A form of reception theory has also been applied to the study of historiography. Drawing on philosophical hermeneutics, Jauss argued that literary works are received against an existing horizon of expectations consisting of readers’ current knowledge and presuppositions about literature, and that the meanings of works change as such horizons shift.

A branch of modern literary studies concerned with the ways in which literary works are received by readers.

Reception Theory

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Receptiln theory has also been applied to the history and analysis of landscapes, through the work of the landscape historian John Dixon Huntas Hunt recognized that the survival of gardens and landscapes is largely related to their public reception.

Reception Aesthetics in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics Length: According to Harold Marcuse[2] reception history is “the history of the meanings that have been imputed to historical events. In essence, the meaning of a text is not inherent within the text itself, but is created within the relationship between the text and the reader. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Reception theoretical analysis of architecture differs from typical writing on the history recepfion analysis of landscapes, which tends to focus on the intentions of the designers, the conditions leading to the creation of the design, and the building process.


Literary theory Theatre studies Historiography. Susan Bennett is often credited with beginning this discourse. It is likely that the less shared heritage a reader recepption with the artist, the less he or she will be able to recognise the artist’s intended meaning, and it follows that if two readers have vastly different cultural and personal experiences, their reading of a text will vary greatly. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Reception theory has since been extended to the spectators of performative events, focusing predominantly on the theatre. Sign in via your Institution.

Reception and Reader-Response Theories. Reception theory is a version of reader response literary theory that emphasizes each particular reader’s reception or interpretation in making meaning from a literary text. Retrieved from ” https: More Recwption This Show all results sharing this subject: Articles lacking in-text citations from July All articles lacking in-text citations.

Reception theory is generally referred to as audience reception in the analysis of communications models.

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