Louise Rosenblatt

1904-2005

Teacher and Literacy Critic

Louise Rosenblatt believed that literature was a transaction between the reader, the writer, and the text and that the meaning of any text is not in the work itself but in the readers interaction with it. She was well known as a reader-response theorist and was influenced by John Dewey, Charles Sanders Peirce, and William James. Her 1938 book Literature as Exploration established Louise Rosenblatt as a vital force in education. Louise Rosenblatt was appointed as a professor at the School of Education in 1948, Rosenblatt headed the doctoral program in English Education until her retirement in 1972.
The Influence of Louise Rosenblatt (Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading Video 4)