Intertextuality / Edition 2
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Intertextuality / Edition 2

by Graham Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415596947

ISBN-13: 9780415596947

Pub. Date: 07/14/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Theories of intertextuality suggest that meaning in a text can only ever be understood in relation to other texts; no work stands alone but is interlinked with the tradition that came before it and the context in which it is produced. This idea of intertextuality is crucial to understanding literary studies today.

Graham Allen deftly introduces the topic and

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Overview

Theories of intertextuality suggest that meaning in a text can only ever be understood in relation to other texts; no work stands alone but is interlinked with the tradition that came before it and the context in which it is produced. This idea of intertextuality is crucial to understanding literary studies today.

Graham Allen deftly introduces the topic and relates its significance to key theories and movements in the study of literature.

The second edition of this important guide to intertextuality:

  • outlines the history and contemporary use of the term
  • incorporates a wealth of illuminating examples from literature and culture
  • includes a new, expanded conclusion on the future of intertextuality
  • examines the politics and aesthetics of the term
  • relates intertextuality to global cultures and new media.

Looking at intertextuality in relation to structuralism, post-structuralism, deconstruction, postcolonialism, Marxism, feminism and psychoanalytic theory, this is a fascinating and useful guide for all students of literature and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415596947
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/14/2011
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,164,290
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Origins: Saussure, Bakhtin, Kristeva 2. The Text Unbound: Barthes 3. Structuralist Approaches: Genette and Riffaterre 4. Situated Readers: Bloom, Feminism, Postcolonialism 5. Postmodern conclusions Conclusion ‘The Futures of Intertextuality’ Glossary Bibliography Index

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