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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.
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literature deriving meaning from the ways in which texts are interrelated
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In this book, Walter Metz gives traditional notions of intertextual studies another turn of the screw by asking us to consider what he terms "imaginative intertextual relations." While this approach to the study of film traditionally refers to work done in exploration of one text directly referencing another, or to the constructing of evidence that shows that different texts were, somehow, in contact with one another, Engaging Film Criticism's intertextual approach offers another paradigm.
Each 32-page book has a reinforced library binding for an extended shelf life, features a table of contents, info sidebars, an introduction to the author, key occupational terms explained, an intertextual glossary, a comprehensive index, and sources (including websites0 for further research.
She proposes an intertextual study of nine novels by Ernest Gaines, Toni Morrison, and Gloria Naylor as signifying on Jean Toomer's Cane, which inaugurates what she calls the African American pastoral.
Some features in texts that require greater reader attentiveness and interactivity include multiple stories, a voice that comments on the story, and various forms of visual and textual disruptions or interruptions including intertextual connections.
4," his probing investigation is emotionally compelling, and his intertextual references to parallel structural and affective elements in Chopin's first and fourth ballades are fascinating.
The third chapter follows Celan's intertextual "dialogue" or encounter with Mandel'shtam and his practice of a poetics that confers upon his interlocutor an infinite respect while assuming by its practice an infinite responsibility for it.
Maureen Sabine, Maxine Hong Kingston's Broken Book of Life: An Intertextual Study of The Woman Warrior arid China Men, Honolulu, HA: University of Hawai'i Press, 2004, 229 pp., hardcover.
This second chapter, nonetheless, helps us to better understand Flaubert's representation of stereotypes and commonplaces as well as some fascinating intertextual links.
By contrast, Jamie Reid-Baxter's persuasive essay on Philotus, "'Scotland's only Renaissance comedy,'" (52) does a notable job of reconfiguring the traditional intertextual derivation of the play from the Elizabethan prose of Barnaby Riche.
Utilizing concepts from Levi-Strauss, Whorf, Bahktin, Kristeva, Foucault, and Roland Barthes, this essay theorizes about an applied pedagogy that moves students from the position of subjugated vassal and passive knowledge vessel to an active and engaged intertextual creator.
Although the term "intertextuality" pervades professional and academic writing on textual connections, it is used in various ways in the literature; some people describe all types of textual connections as intertextual, and others describe only text-to-text connections as intertextual.
The intertextual space is potentially a valuable resource for women authors writing self-consciously within a female literary heritage.