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film audience

film audience  

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See also audiences.1. A group of viewers of a film: either in a cinema, or at home watching on DVD and other formats (though often used synonymously with film spectators).2. In film studies, a group ...
narratee

narratee  

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The imagined person whom the narrator is assumed to be addressing in a given narrative. The narratee is a notional figure within the ‘space’ of the text itself, and is thus not to be confused either ...
reader

reader  

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Media studies
Any individual decoder or interpreter of a message or text: a real reader as distinct from an implied reader.
reader-response theory

reader-response theory  

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A view of literary interpretation associated with the American critic Stanley Fish. It holds that meaning does not reside in the text, but in the mind of the reader. The text functions only as a ...
Wolfgang Iser

Wolfgang Iser  

(1926–2007)Germanliterary scholar, best known for establishing Reception Theory. Together with his colleague Hans Robert Jauss, he is the founder of the Konstanz School of reception aesthetics which ...

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