EN 1002 – Summer 2010 – Cheryl Crawford
Lecture 1 – Introduction – June 22
Defining and Analysing Intertextualities
- Intertexto (Latin) that means to intermingle while reading.
- Multiple texts and thinking about how they might compare and contrast.
o We might look for:
• Word use.
• Within similarities.
Two Useful Points
- Even so-called ‘foundational’ texts, such as the bible or Shakespeare’s plays are
- Definitions offer us strategies for identifying intertextual relationships.
What Constitutes an Intertext?
- Cultural products; literary texts (plays, novels, short stories, poems, etc.) films,
painting, illustrations; pop culture, i.e. television shows, comics, advertisements,
- Texts that precede chronologically the producti