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Sosnoski, James J. "Reading Acts, Reading Warrants, and Reading Responses." Critical Essays on James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Ed. Brady, Philip;
Carens, James F.
Critical Essays on British Literature. New York:
G.K. Hall; London: Prentice Hall International,
JJQ 16, i/ii [Fall 1978/ Winter 1979]: 43-63. An argument for reader-oriented theory that uses as its justification the variety of critical perspectives on the question of ironic distance in P, focusing especially on Kenner, Beebe, Scholes, and Booth. "Concepts of texts regulate ways of reading a given text" (222). The proliferation of readings justifies a theory of criticism such as Culler's "structuralist poetics" that incorporates writer, reader, context, and text.
Sosnoski, James J.
Modern Skeletons in Postmodern Closets: A Cultural Studies Alternative. Knowledge: Disciplinarity and Beyond.
Charlottesville and London:
University Press of Virginia,
viii, 247 pp.
On readings of "Araby," passim.