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Intertextuality By Graham Allen (University College, Cork, Ireland)

by Graham Allen (University College, Cork, Ireland)

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Explains how intertextuality is employed in - structuralism; post-structuralism; deconstruction; postcolonialism; marxism; feminism; and, psychoanalytic theory. With examples from literary and cultural texts, including special examination of the World Wide Web, this book is suitable for students of literature and culture.
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Intertextuality by Graham Allen (University College, Cork, Ireland)

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.

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Intertextuality 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."

About Graham Allen (University College, Cork, Ireland)

Graham Allen is Associate Professor in Modern English at University College Cork. His is author of Mary Shelley: Critical Issues (Palgrave, 2008), Shelley's Frankenstein: A Reader's Guide (Continuum, 2008) and (with Roy Sellars) editor of The Salt Companion to Harold Bloom (SALT, 2007).

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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Intertextuality by Graham Allen (University College, Cork, Ireland)
Graham Allen (University College, Cork, Ireland)
The New Critical Idiom
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