Who Gets to Determine a Poem’s Meaning?

In a 2005 press release upon the death of one of their own former professors, Louise Rosenblatt, New York University¬†published an obituary that included these words about Rosenblatt's pioneering work on reading theory: "While teaching literature to college students, [Rosenblatt] developed an approach that broke with the dominant academic model (the New Criticism), which elevated … Continue reading Who Gets to Determine a Poem’s Meaning?