Definition of intertextuality in English:


Pronunciation /ˌin(t)ərˌtek(st)SHəˈwalədē/ /ˌɪn(t)ərˌtɛk(st)ʃəˈwælədi/


  • The relationship between texts, especially literary ones.

    ‘every text is a product of intertextuality’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The fourth chapter describes the relations between irony and 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My concept of intertextuality thus goes back to Bakhtin's dialogism and Barthes' text theory.’
    • ‘Intertextuality functions through filiations and associations; in short, intertextuality is reading like-wise and has the potential to take over as its own text.’
    • ‘Its emphasis is largely qualitative, demonstrating and playing with the interconnection between differing methodologies as a kind of intertextuality, a bricolage.’
    • ‘Given the dialogic nature of language, the paradox of intertextuality is that repetition can involve semantic renewal and difference.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Accordingly, the ‘tradition’ of poetry takes on an ontological invulnerability to its own historicity and intertextuality.’
    • ‘He is (while acknowledging of course the dialogic and inherent and inevitable intertextuality of the final artefact) the creative origin of this text.’
    • ‘This intertextuality helps blur the distinction between popular cultural texts and between the different roles media celebrities typically play.’
    • ‘This performed intertextuality takes a real reader and a real reading situation into account, thereby justifying the connections made out of it.’
    • ‘By employing this broadened perspective on intertextuality, instructors become part of the process that allows other voices to be heard.’
    • ‘This perspective can shed a new light upon the concept of intertextuality itself.’
    • ‘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.’
    interrelationship, interrelatedness, intertextuality, interconnectedness, connection, linkage, cohesion, coherence