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Relating to or deriving meaning from the interdependent ways in which texts stand in relation to each other.

in′ter·tex′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
in′ter·tex′tu·al·ly adv.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literature deriving meaning from the ways in which texts are interrelated
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He argues for an intertextual relationship between the Isaiah Targum and Paul's letter to the Romans and thus helps identify a cultural context for Paul.
Newness in Old Testament Prophecy: An Intertextual Study
After two opening chapters in which the book lays out this Talmudic method and contrasts it with Christian hermeneutic practices, the authors spend three chapters applying close reading, deconstructive, intertextual, and performative interpretations to several of Hopkins' short poems and The Wreck of the Deutschland, and then three chapters to Eliot's Ariel poems, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets.
This issue of Italica presents a series of articles and notes that span from the Renaissance to the present times, dealing with literary topics, historiography, cinema, intertextual essays, thematic and theoretical issues.
Although it helps to know something of the traditional tales, a lack of intertextual understanding will not diminish the reading enjoyment.
This volume discusses the intertextual connections between Twain's iconic novel and eight works by celebrated American author Cormac McCarthy, including Suttree, The Orchard Keeper, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, No Country for Old Men, and The Road.
Can rhetorical and intertextual analysis then tell us about the date of this sura's revelation?
Hence, it is undeniable, even from the title, the intertextual nature of this book, perhaps one could say, it is a sequel to Bovarismos.
Diverse and divergent in their political histories, the geographic and nationally bound sites that form the foci of this study are bound by their contentious relationships to the United States, an emphasis on the Africanist aesthetic, and a rich history of intertextual exchanges.
In recognition of this tendency, the reading of the spatial environment becomes an exercise in intertextual perception.
One chapter is devoted to each novel of the series; after a brief plot summary, distinct sections address various aspects of literary studies, such as characters, themes, structure, genre, narrative voice, intertextual references, and so on.
While referring to the pragmatic conditions that subsist in shared knowledge, Quirk distinguishes between three types of references that a writer is quick to use in order to make the text more effective, namely, intratextual, extratextual, and intertextual allusions (20).