Publications

PhD thesis

Allington, D. (2008a). Discourse and the reception of literature: problematising ‘reader response’. PhD thesis, University of Stirling.

Edited book

Allington, D. and Mayor, B. (eds.) (2012) Communicating in English: talk, text, technology. London: Routledge. 385pp.

Special issues

Allington, D. and Pihlaja, S. (eds.) (2016a) ‘Reading in the age of the Internet‘. Language and Literature 25 (3): 201-285.
Allington, D. and Swann, J. (eds.) (2009a) ‘Literary reading as social practice’. Language and Literature 18 (3): 217-344.

Research articles

Allington, D. (2016a) ‘“Power to the reader” or “degradation of literary taste”? Professional critics and Amazon customers as reviewers of The Inheritance of Loss’. Language and Literature 25 (3): 254–278.

Allington, D. and Pihlaja, S. (2016b) ‘Reading in the age of the Internet‘. Language and Literature 25 (3): 201–210.

Allington, D. (2016) ‘Linguistic capital and development capital in a network of cultural producers: mutually valuing peer groups in the “interactive fiction” retrogaming scene‘. Cultural Sociology 10 (2): 267–286.

Allington, D., Dueck, B., and Jordanous, A. (2015) ‘Networks of value in electronic music: SoundCloud, London, and the importance of place‘. Cultural Trends 24 (3): 211-222.

Allington, D. (2012a) ‘Private experience, textual analysis, and institutional authority: the discursive practice of critical interpretation and its enactment in literary training’. Language and Literature 21 (2): 211-225.

Allington, D. (2011a) ‘Distinction, intentions, and the consumption of fiction: negotiating cultural legitimacy in a gay reading group’. European Journal of Cultural Studies 14 (3): 129-145.

Allington, D. (2011b) ‘ “It actually painted a picture of the village and the sea and the bottom of the sea”: reading groups, cultural legitimacy, and description in narrative (with particular reference to John Steinbeck’s The Pearl)’. Language and Literature 20 (4): 317-332.

Bragg, S., Allington, D., Simmons, K., and Jones, K. (2011). ‘Core values, education, and research: a response to Mark Pike’. Oxford Review of Education 37 (4): 561-565.

Allington, D. and Swann, J. (2009b) ‘Researching literary reading as social practice’. Language and Literature 18 (3): 219-230.

Swann, J. and Allington, D. (2009) ‘Reading groups and the language of literary texts: a case study in social reading’. Language and Literature 18 (3): 247-264.

Allington, D. (2008b) ‘How to do things with literature: blasphemous speech acts, satanic intentions, and the uncommunicativeness of verses’. Poetics Today 29 (3): 473-523.

Allington, D. (2007) ‘ “How come most people don’t see it?’”: slashing The Lord of the Rings’. Social Semiotics 17 (1): 43-62.

Allington, D. (2006) ‘First steps towards a rhetorical psychology of literary interpretation’. Journal of Literary Semantics 35 (2): 123-144.

Allington, D. (2005) ‘Re-reading the script: a discursive appraisal of the use of the “schema” in cognitive poetics’. Working with English 2: 1-9.

Chapters in edited books

Allington, D. (2014) ‘Kiran Desai’s The inheritance of loss and the troubled symbolic production of a Man Booker prizewinner’. In: Dwivedi, O.P. and Lau, L. (eds.) Indian Writing in English and the global literary marketplace. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 119-139.

Allington, D. (2012b) ‘Theorising postcolonial reception: writing, reading, and moral agency in the Satanic Verses affair’. In: Benwell, B., Proctor, J., Robinson, G. (eds.) Postcolonial audiences: readers, viewers, and reception. London: Routledge. pp. 199-210.

Allington, D. (2012c) ‘Material English’. In: Allington, D. and Mayor, B. (eds.) Communicating in English: Talk, Text, Technology. London: Routledge. pp. 267-292.

Allington, D. (2012d) ‘English and global media’. In: Hewings, A. and Tagg, C. (eds.) The politics of English: conflict and coexistence. London: Routledge. pp. 219-245.

Allington, D. and Benwell, B. (2012). ‘Reading the reading experience: an ethnomethodological approach to “booktalk”’. In: Lang, A. (ed.) From codex to hypertext: reading at the turn of the twenty-first century. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. pp. 217-233.

Allington, D. and Hewings, A. (2012). ‘Reading and writing in English’. In: Allington, D. and Mayor, B. (eds.) Communicating in English: Talk, Text, Technology. London: Routledge. pp. 47-76.

Mayor, B. and Allington, D. (2012). ‘Talking in English’. In: Allington, D. and Mayor, B. (eds.) Communicating in English: Talk, Text, Technology. London: Routledge. pp. 5-33.

Allington, D. (2011c) ‘The production of “creativity”’. In: Swann, J., Pope, R., and Carter, R. (eds.). Creativity in language: the state of the art. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 277-289.

Allington, D. and Swann, J. (2011) ‘The mediation of reading: a critical approach to individual and group reading practices’. In: Crone, R. and Towheed, S. (eds.) The history of reading, vol. 3: methods, strategies, tactics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 80-96.

Allington, D. (2010) ‘On the use of anecdotal evidence in reception study and the history of reading’. In: Gunzenhauser, B. (ed.). Reading in history: new methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition. London: Pickering & Chatto, pp. 11-28.

Book reviews

Allington, D. (2013) Review of Acts of reading: teachers, texts, and childhood, by M. Styles and E. Arizpe, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy 13 (3): 440-442.

Allington, D. (2012e) Review of How to do things with videogames, by I. Bogost. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2012: n.p.

Allington, D. (2012f) Review of Geographies of the Book, ed. M. Ogborn and C.W.J. Withers. SHARPNews 21 (2): 12-13.

Reports

Allington, D., Jordanous, A., and Dueck, B. (2015) Music, value, and social networks in the digital world. Valuing Electronic Music. 3873 words.

Allington, D., Jordanous, A., and Dueck, B. (2014) Online networks and the production of value in electronic music. Swindon: Arts and Humanities Research Council. 28764 words.

Swann, J. and Allington, D. (2010). Evaluation of Find Your Talent / Liverpool Reads school reading groups. Liverpool: The Reader Organisation. 11049 words.

Selected audiovisual media

Allington, D., Dueck, B., and Jordanous, A. (2014) ‘Valuing Electronic Music workshop, 16 May 2014’. Available at: http://valuingelectronicmusic.org/2014/11/17/valuing-electronic-music-workshop-video/

Allington, D., Cremin, T., Messer, D., and Soler, J. (2012). ‘Learning to read in the 21st century’. Available at: http://www.open.ac.uk/creet/main/projects/learning-read-the-21st-century.

Allington, D. and Lowe, K. (2012). ‘Early medieval literacy and the Ruthwell Cross’. U214 Worlds of English, DVD2. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Allington, D., Roche, N., Boffey, J., and Feather, J. (2012) ‘Printing the English language’. U214 Worlds of English, DVD2. Milton Keynes: Open University.

Allington, D. and Goodman, S. (2012) ‘Multimodal analysis’. U214 Worlds of English, DVD2. Milton Keynes: Open University.