Literary reading as social practice

Bibliographic details

Allington, D. and Swann, J. (2009) ‘Literary reading as social practice’. Special issue of Language and Literature 18 (3): 217-344.


  1. Daniel Allington and Joan Swann ‘Researching literary reading as social practice‘, pp. 219-230
  2. Katie Halsey ‘”Folk stylistics” and the history of reading: a discussion of method’, pp. 231-246
  3. Joan Swann and Daniel Allington ‘Reading groups and the language of literary texts: a case study in social reading’, pp. 247-264
  4. Kevin Absillis ‘”From now on we speak civilised Dutch”: the authors of Flanders, the language of the Netherlands, and the readers of A. Manteau’, pp. 265-280
  5. Katarina Eriksson Barajas and Karin Aronsson ‘Avid versus struggling readers: co-constructed pupil identities in school book talk’, pp. 281-299
  6. Bethan Benwell ‘”A pathetic and racist and awful character”: ethnomethodological approaches to the reception of diasporic fiction’, pp. 300-315
  7. Anouk Lang ‘Reading race in Small Island: discourse deviation, schemata, and the textual encounter’, pp. 316-330
  8. Geoff Hall ‘Texts, readers – and real readers’, pp. 331-337
  9. Greg Myers ‘Stylistics and “reading-in-talk”‘, pp. 338-344