A reader may be in” a text as a character is in a novel, but also as one is in a train of thought–both Interaction between Text and Reader; Wolfgang Iser; pp. Wolfgang Iser (22 July – 24 January ) was a German literary scholar. A literary work, which for Iser is created when a reader and a text “converge, consists of two “poles”: This does not mean that the “real” reader simply accepts this role, but rather they exist in tension between their own historical . Interaction. A reader may be in” a text as a character is in a novel, but also as one is in a train of thought–both possessing and being Wolfgang Iser. Central to the reading of every literary work is the interaction between its structure and its recipient.
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It is cybernetic in nature as it involves a feedback of effects and information throughout a sequence of changing situational frames; smaller units progressively merge into bigger ones, so that meaning gathers meaning in a kind of snowballing anf. Iser sees both of these concepts as deficient.
In the latter case, literature would have nothing, or at least nothing valuable, to communicate AR, While Iser suggests that a reader and a text enter into a kind of conversation, WORP makes possible the extension of this dialogue to include other readers. The main reason, according to Iser, is that consistency is essential to the very act of comprehension. On the other hand, by making certain semantic decisions and ruling out others, for the sake of a consistent reading, we acknowledge the inexhaustibility of the text, its potential to have other meanings that may not quite fit into our own scheme.
When we read expository texts of science or philosophy, for examplewe look for our expectations to be confirmed.
Iser draws attention to two important features of the reading process. The first is that reading is a temporal activity, and one that is not linear. Barres, Loyola, and the Novel Michel Beaujour pp. Iser posits an active role for readers, who participate in the meaning-making process of textual creation through the act of reading. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation knteraction dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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What this model ignored, according to Iser, was the status of the text as an event as well as the experience of the reader AR, We interact with others. Again, we might object: This search for consistency has a number of implications.
The depth of the reader and his own understanding has their own influence on the interaction. Retrieved from ” https: Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. This standpoint is multifaceted, because the narrator, the characters, the plot, and the fictitious reader all offer sides of it. Experience is man’s invisibility to man. Intrection between text and the reader. However, these gaps readeer be filled arbitrarily, but through interpretive limits given in the text by an author.
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Iser has criticisms of all of these models. Rather, it offers ways of making public some of the processes that Iser finds worthwhile in the interactions between readers and texts. This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat Re-Coverin g”The Purloined Letter”: For example, in interaftion novel, there are four main perspectives: For Iser, reading is propelled by the reactions and responses of readers. In these original essays, a group of international scholars raises fundamental questions about the status–be it rhetorical, semiotic and structuralist, phenomenological, subjective and psychoanalytic, sociological and historical, or hermeneutic–of the audience in between to a literary or artistic text.
Even intwraction we seek a consistent pattern in the text, we are also betdeen other textual elements and connections that resist integration into our pattern IR, For Iser, meaning is not an object to be found within a text, but is an event of construction that occurs somewhere between the text and the reader.
I can not experience your experience and you can not experience my experience.
To illustrate this, Iser uses the example of constellations: According to Poulet, consciousness is the point at which author and reader converge, and the work itself can be thought of as a consciousness which takes over the mentality iset the reader, who is obliged to shut out his individual disposition and character IR, — Iser calls that invisibility of experience “No-thing”.