Feeling and knowing: A study of the relationship between emotional response and literary competence
Moore, Gwen I.
Morris, Wesley A.
Doctor of Philosophy
The method proposed by David Bleich in Readings and Feelings has been studied in a small group to determine if emotional involvement with literary works may be increased and, if so, what effect such increase would have on traditional literary competence. Results show that Bleich's method does increase emotional involvement with concurrent improvement in literary skills, particularly in the selection of more significant themes for student writing. Discussion of the method's application in regular classrooms is included.
Language; Rhetoric; Composition; Education; Reading instruction