Research and Development

Interpretive Discussions and Argumentation


Types of Interpretation in the Aesthetic Disciplines by Staffan Carlshamre and Anders Pettersson, Interpreting Art and Literature by Alan H. Goldman, Art Interpretation by Robert Stecker, About Art Interpretation for Art Education by Terry Barrett, Learning in Art Museums: Strategies of Interpretation by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, Interactive Art Interpretation: How Viewers Make Sense of Paintings in Conversation by Kurt A. Bruder and Ozum Ucok, Exhibiting Interaction: Conduct and Collaboration in Museums and Galleries by Dirk Vom Lehn, Christian Heath and Jon Hindmarsh, Designing the Spectator Experience by Stuart Reeves, Steve Benford, Claire O'Malley and Mike Fraser, Event Audiences and Expectations by Jo Mackellar, Staying Open to Interpretation: Engaging Multiple Meanings in Design and Evaluation by Phoebe Sengers and Bill Gaver, The Language of Evaluation: Appraisal in English by J. R. Martin and P. R. R. White and The Pragmatics of Aesthetic Assessment in Conversation by Saul Albert and Patrick G. T. Healey.


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, Peter Smagorinsky and Michael W. Smith.


Theatrical Performance and Interpretation by James R. Hamilton, Deeper Theatrical Understanding by James R. Hamilton, Theatrical Perception by Bernard Beckerman and Introducing Performative Pragmatics by Douglas Robinson.


Interpreting the Moving Image by Noël Carroll, Movies and Meaning: An Introduction to Film by Stephen Prince, Hermeneutics, Reception Aesthetics, and Film Interpretation by Noel King, Style and Meaning: Studies in the Detailed Analysis of Film edited by John Gibbs and Douglas Pye, Interpreting Films by Janet Staiger, Film Art, Argument, and Ambiguity by Murray Smith, The Cognitive Semiotics of Film by Warren Buckland and Cognitive Film Semiotics and Enlightened Empiricism by Rebecca E. Miller.

Interpretive Communities

The Text and the Interpretive Community by Eugene Goodheart, Audience Semiotics, Interpretive Communities and the Ethnographic Turn in Media Research by Kim C. Schrøder, On the Very Idea of a Discourse Community by Thomas Kent, Interpretive Media Study and Interpretive Social Science by Kevin M. Carragee, Texts, Readers and Contexts of Reading: Developments in the Study of Media Audiences by Shaun Moores, Interpreting Audiences: The Ethnography of Media Consumption by Shaun Moores, Anthropology and Mass Media by Debra Spitulnik, The Social Semiotics of Mass Communication by Klaus B. Jensen, Making Sense of Audience Discourses: Towards a Multidimensional Model of Mass Media Reception by Kim C. Schrøder and The Changing Nature of Audiences by Sonia Livingstone.

Interpretive Validity and Argumentation

Conflicting Readings: Variety and Validity in Interpretation by Paul B. Armstrong, Arguing over Intentions by Paisley Livingston, Interpretation and Justification by David Novitz, 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.