Reader-Response Theory: A Systematic Literature Review

  • Sugitha Kunjanman Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Azlina Abdul Aziz Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Keywords: reader-response theory, reader-response approach, teaching literature in English, research on reader-response


This paper presents an analysis of a systematic review of relevant published past research on the reader’s response theory. The studies reviewed are from the year 2013 to 2020 with the total number of fourteen studies. The main aim of this systematic review is to depict an empirical information formulation discovered through multiple methods in previous scholarly research on the Reader’s Response Theory. This systematic study addresses the current findings in reader response theory. The findings focus on the benefits of using the reader-response theory as well as the challenges of faced by a few researchers.

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Kunjanman, S. and Aziz, A. (2021) “Reader-Response Theory: A Systematic Literature Review”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6(4), pp. 252 - 260. doi: