Definition of intertextuality in US English:



  • The relationship between texts, especially literary ones.

    ‘every text is a product of intertextuality’
    • ‘The intertextuality and self-reflexivity of literature is not, finally, a defining feature but a foregrounding of aspects of language use and questions about representation that may also be observed elsewhere.’
    • ‘Perhaps no genre exemplifies the death of the author, intertextuality, and every text's debt to previous writers and texts than the art of fairy tales.’
    • ‘Given the dialogic nature of language, the paradox of intertextuality is that repetition can involve semantic renewal and difference.’
    • ‘This performed intertextuality takes a real reader and a real reading situation into account, thereby justifying the connections made out of it.’
    • ‘This perspective can shed a new light upon the concept of intertextuality itself.’
    • ‘He is (while acknowledging of course the dialogic and inherent and inevitable intertextuality of the final artefact) the creative origin of this text.’
    • ‘This is especially important for me as a postmodern writer and researcher, where intertextuality is a major consideration in the production of cultural and creative pieces.’
    • ‘That I have framed my discussion in terms of reappropriation is indicative of my position that these women are engaging in dialogicality and intertextuality, in the vein of Bakhtin.’
    • ‘The theoretical cluster of intertextuality and feminist literary history is a rich seam in current debates on the link between poststructuralism and feminist theory, and with good reason.’
    • ‘By employing this broadened perspective on intertextuality, instructors become part of the process that allows other voices to be heard.’
    • ‘Its emphasis is largely qualitative, demonstrating and playing with the interconnection between differing methodologies as a kind of intertextuality, a bricolage.’
    • ‘The betweenness which we attribute, as intertextuality, to particular discourses, is characteristic of all instances of discourse: language is between people as languages are between peoples.’
    • ‘Accordingly, the ‘tradition’ of poetry takes on an ontological invulnerability to its own historicity and intertextuality.’
    • ‘And for whom ‘there is no such thing as an author’, because ‘Every text is a product of intertextuality, a tissue of allusions to and citations of other texts’.’
    • ‘Intertextuality functions through filiations and associations; in short, intertextuality is reading like-wise and has the potential to take over as its own text.’
    • ‘To integrate the black writers into a single modernist unit would, we felt, be to lose the distinctive intertextuality and the political dimensions of what was, after all, at least in part a separate cultural and social movement.’
    • ‘This intertextuality helps blur the distinction between popular cultural texts and between the different roles media celebrities typically play.’
    • ‘My concept of intertextuality thus goes back to Bakhtin's dialogism and Barthes' text theory.’
    • ‘And this produces a more active version of intertextuality, where there's a kind of force and reciprocation between a place and a text, rather than just a vague evocation.’
    • ‘The fourth chapter describes the relations between irony and intertextuality.’
    interrelationship, interrelatedness, interconnectedness, connection, linkage, cohesion, coherence
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