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    Reception Theory Reading List
    Once upon a time, I became obsessed with a field of knowledge referred to as Reception Theory.

    I am still recuperating to this day…
    Reception theory is a philosophy about the arts that recognizes the audience as an essential element in the creative process. Originally developed as a method of literary criticism, reception theory posits that meaning does not lie in the work of art itself; rather meaning is part of a process of interaction between the audience and the artwork. Each  reader’s life experience contextualizes the meaning of each work differently, making complete and total understanding impossible. 

    Here are a few of my favorite texts, but be careful…this stuff gives you ideas.  

    Image, Music, Text, Roland Barthes

    Jean Baudrillard

    A Thousand Plateaus,
    Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari

    The Order of Things, Michel Foucault

    The Post-Modern Condition,
    Jean-Francois Lyotard

    The Mirror Phase,
    Jacques Lacan

    The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms,
    Ernst Cassirer

    Towards an Aesthetic of Reception,
    Hans Robert Jauss

    Phenomenology of Perception,
    Maurice Merleau-Ponty

    Genesis and Structure,
    Jacques Derrida

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