EN 1002 – Summer 2010 – Cheryl Crawford
Lecture 2 – Intertext – June 24
o Scripts, poetry.
- Art, visual, music
- Bodies (ourselves as text)
- Performance arts
- Landmarks (i.e. buildings [i.e. cn tower in Toronto])
- Religious symbols.
Three Useful Points
- Even so-called ‘foundational’ texts, such as the Bible or Shakespeare’s plays, are
- Definitions offer us strategies for identifying intertextual relationships.
- From the Latin, intertexto, meaning ‘to intermingle while weaving’.
Close Reading Strategies
- Read with a pencil in hand, and annotate the text.
- Look for patterns in the things you’ve noticed about the text – repetitions,
- Ask questions about the patterns you’ve noticed – especially how and why.
Think, Pair, Share
- Think – On your own, re-read Genesis 1:1-7. Highlight details that are surprising,
significant, or that raise questions.
- Pair – Compare you annotations to those of a neighbour.
- What is the text trying to do? How does it do it?
o Chaos and order [there is formlessness there and God creates order]
- This is a story that accounts for the order and chaos of the economy and that its
influence accounts for the fact that dichotomies are the elemental structure of
- How language affects our relationship to the world. This story is on two levels is