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Intertextuality : New Critical Idiom Series - Graham Allen


New Critical Idiom Series

Hardcover Published: 23rd March 2000
ISBN: 9780415174749
Number Of Pages: 252

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No text has its meaning alone; all texts have their meaning in relation to other texts. Since Julia Kristeva coined the term in the 1960s, intertextuality has been a dominant idea within literary and cultural studies leaving none of the traditional ideas about reading or writing undisturbed.

Graham Allen's Intertextuality outlines clearly the history and the use of the term in contemporary theory, demonstrating how it has been employed in:

  • structuralism
  • post-structuralism
  • deconstruction
  • postcolonialism
  • Marxism
  • feminism
  • psychoanalytic theory.

Incorporating a wealth of illuminating examples from literary and cultural texts, this book offers an invaluable introduction to intertextuality for any students of literature and culture.

Industry Reviews

"Allen so convincingly places questions of intertextual reference and origination at the heart of contemporary critical theory that this book could serve well as a key central text in any critical theory course or Victorian studies class. It is well-written, accessible to undergraduate and graduate students alike, and very well researched. As in many of the other volumes in the series, its "Glossary" of terms is helpful and lucid. I recommend it highly." -Victorian Poetry "All readers will be grateful for the 11-page glossary of speciality terms, and advanced readers will welcome the substantial bibliography." -Choice

Series Editor's Preface
Introductionp. 1
Origins: Saussure, Bakhtin, Kristevap. 8
The relational word: Saussurep. 8
The social word: Bakhtinp. 14
Dialogismp. 21
Tel Quel, production: Kristevap. 30
Dialogism to intertextualityp. 35
Transpositionp. 47
Bakhtin or Kristeva?p. 56
The text unbound: Barthesp. 61
From work to textp. 61
The death of the Authorp. 70
Readerly and writerly textsp. 76
The paradoxical textp. 89
Structuralist approaches: Genette and Riffaterrep. 95
Structuralist poetics: Genettep. 97
Transtextualityp. 101
Paratextualityp. 103
Hypertextualityp. 107
Structuralist hermeneutics: Riffaterrep. 115
Literary competencep. 125
Situated readers: Bloom, feminism, postcolonialismp. 133
Influence revisited: Bloomp. 133
Mapping misreadingp. 135
Gynocriticism and intertextualityp. 144
The return of the female authorp. 154
The return to Bakhtin: feminism and postcolonialismp. 159
Postmodern conclusionsp. 174
Intertextuality in the non-literary artsp. 174
Postmodernism and intertextualityp. 181
Postmodernism and the return of historyp. 188
Intertextuality, hypertextuality and the World Wide Webp. 199
Conclusionp. 209
Glossaryp. 210
Bibliographyp. 222
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780415174749
ISBN-10: 0415174740
Series: New Critical Idiom Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 23rd March 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1