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intertextuality

Definitions

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  • n. The idea that a given text is a response to what has already been written, be it explicit or implicit.
  • n. The reference to another separate and distinct text within a text.

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Examples

  • There's a liberal sprinkling of referentiality, Easter eggs of nods to other writers, and to particular pulp stylings, and a lot of that intertextuality is going to be lost on those who haven't read the type of thing I'm riffing off, but the key conceits are maybe not so hard to grasp without a grounding -- the book itself, the Cant, gravings, angels.

    What is Literary Fiction?

  • Taking the name for modern-day protests was "what people like me refer to as intertextuality - which other narrative you hook into,"

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • Taking the name for modern-day protests was "what people like me refer to as intertextuality - which other narrative you hook into," Lakoff said.

    Examiner California Headlines

  • Such convolutions of phrasal meaning (an aspect of what some call intertextuality) is a common rhetorical device, especially perhaps at the arty end of journalism.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 3

  • I’m not saying that this was this particular author’s intent, but rather that intertextuality is a tricky and nuanced topic, made more so by the strict language of current copyright laws.

    When is plagiarism not plagiarism?

  • Once I get further along in working on my paper for SBL in November, you can expect to find me posting more often on "intertextuality", "the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament" and other related subjects.

    Jesus the Anti-Christ? Jewish 'Messianic' Texts from a Christian Perspective

  • I have to say I find the prosecution case more compelling than the defence, because the latter tends to rely on sophistry about "intertextuality" and "honest mistakes" but the narrative of the former - young, ambitious writer tries to pull a fast one and wriggles a lot when he gets hooked - just seems more plausible.

    grahamsleight's Journal

  • "Shelley-infused" usefully expresses a certain kind of intertextuality in literary history that goes beyond "influence" -- how (in the culinary sense of infused oils) something of the material "essence" of one poet's work can be captured and transmitted through another's work even in the absence of obvious allusion.

    Intervention & Commitment Forever!: Shelley in 1819, Shelley in Brecht, Shelley in Adorno, Shelley in Benjamin

  • Strangely, I'd respect the author more if she just came out and admitted her plagiarization without couching in terms like "intertextuality"; there's something to be said for pulling a fast one on the entire German publishing industry when you're only

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • If you want "intertextuality" then use some fucking end notes.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

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  • n) : the idea that a given text is a response to what has already been written, be it explicit or implicit; the reference to a another, separate and distinct, text within a text

    March 12, 2008