Definition of intertextuality in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪntətɛkstʃʊˈalɪti/


[mass noun]
The relationship between texts, especially literary ones.
Example sentences
  • 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.



Example sentences
  • In a theoretical coda I conclude with some remarks on the possibilities of what can be described as the intertextual feminization of literary history.
  • I will return to this intertextual leitmotif shortly.
  • However, the point, as we see it, is not whether or not readers were - or are - able to apprehend the intertextual vastness of emblem literature.


Example sentences
  • In fact, the guest's speech is intertextually linked to Jewish literature's traditional symbiotic relation to catastrophe.
  • Reading biblical texts intertextually with a hermeneutics of other deconstructs the familiar and conventional.
  • Read intertextually, these two texts create a perfect fantastic narrative: The first narrative tilts toward the marvelous, while the second tilts toward the realistic.

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