from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or deriving meaning from the interdependent ways in which texts stand in relation to each other.

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  • adj. Pertaining to intertextuality; being or involving the reference of one text by another.


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  • What's really interesting (oh, and I taught them the word "intertextual" based on the discussion that generated!) is that while they don't actually refer to Narnia (I don't think) in the movie, the EFFECTS were highly reminescent of the Narnia film.

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  • One 'intertextual' moment stands out: Mark O'Halloran and Tom Murphy sit drinking cans of beer talking about their lives, how they got their girlfriends pregnant, and what they'll do next.

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  • But, no, I don't think you can underestimate the role of publicity as a kind of intertextual indicator of genre etc

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  • When Buller died, at the age of 50, he was working in "intertextual" media, mixing pop culture images and fine art in a playful way. - Home Page

  • Paul Pope really pulled out all the stops here and it's nice sometimes to leave a mystery hanging, especially in a comic like this as, inescapably, intertextual as it is.

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  • One of the things that struck me about them was that the lyrics were cryptic, but also intertextual and definitely tongue-in-cheek.

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  • Like fan fiction, it will be ravenously referential and intertextual in ways that will strain copyright law to the breaking point.

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  • You worry about making it structurally and technically cutting edge: involuted in the right ways, making the appropriate intertextual references, making it look smart.

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  • There is an actual strong intertextual correspondence between the two.

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  • Well, yes it is, Rush, from your intertextual reference to "Little Black Sambo" to the repeated use of the angry (dangerous) Black stereotype, to the racial sniping about Obama's origins.

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  • I get caught up a bit on that 'nt,' but once you reach 'textual,' it flows o so smoothly to the end.

    April 14, 2007