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Как да четем читателя? Методологически инструмент за изследване на читателя в съвременната българска литература
How to read the reader? Methodological tool for the study of the reader in contemporary Bulgarian literature

Author(s): Aleksander Kiossev, Darin Tenev
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: reading; reader; implicit reader; reading rate; expectations; control; guidance; interpretation; repertoires; strategies; competencies

Summary/Abstract: his paper develops a methodological framework to guide the efforts of a research team united by the task of investigating the reader in contemporary Bulgarian literature. For this purpose, we start from the receptive theory of Wolfgang Iser, but the authors develop, change and adapt this theory to the team's own goals. As a result, The Implicit Reader is seen as a textual program and normative instance in the texts, with which try to control and guide the behavior of their real readers. The categories of analysis with which this program can be approached and explored are grouped into three major groups: “repertoires”, “strategies” and “communicative competences”. They are further divided into finer operational sub-categories and tools, allowing shared methodologies of work between team members and comparability of research results.

  • Issue Year: 65/2022
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 22-31
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian