Interpretation: New Focus within Literary Research

Julieta Leo

Universidad de Monterrey. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4180-2985. Email:

Volume IX, Number 3, 2017 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v9n3.05

Received July 31, 2017; Revised September 13, 2017; Accepted September 17, 2017; Published September 20,  2017.


The differences and difficulties found upon doing literary research are analyzed.  The fact that researchers also interpret is highlighted as well as the need for sufficient time and freedom to do their research.  The use of adequate selection criteria, the subjectivity and intuition of the exegete, as well as the use of concepts such as respect for the literal meaning (Umberto Eco) and the analogy of proportion (Inger Enkvist) are proposed as appropriate guidelines for establishing renovated, but systematic reading of texts.

Keywords: literary theory, hermeneutics, research strategies, reading.