Interpretive Discussions and Argumentation

Publications pertinent to interpretive discussions of literature include: Literary Interpretation as a Social Act by Cynthia Lewis, Grand Conversations: An Exploration of Meaning Construction in Literature Study Groups by Maryann Eeds and Deborah Wells, The Power of Literary Peer-group Discussions: How Children Collaboratively Negotiate Meaning by Dorothy J. Leal, Negotiating Interpretations of Text: The Role of Student-led Discussions in Understanding Literature by Christian P. Knoeller, Co-constructing Subjectivities and Knowledge in Literacy Class: An Ethnographic–Sociocultural Perspective by Kathy Hall, Constructing Multiple Subjectivities in Classroom Literacy Contexts by Sarah J. McCarthey, Novel Readings: The Social Organization of Interpretation by Marjorie L. DeVault, How Literature Discussion Shapes Thinking by Suzanne M. Miller and The Language of Interpretation: Patterns of Discourse in Discussions of Literature by James D. Marshall.

Publications pertinent to interpretive validity and argumentation include: Conflicting Readings: Variety and Validity in Interpretation by Paul B. Armstrong, Validity in Interpretation by Eric D. Hirsch, Validity in Interpretation and the Literary Institution by Ken M. Newton and Argumentation and the Social Grounds of Knowledge by Charles A. Willard.

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