intertextuality

intertextuality

[in-ter-teks-choo-al-i-tee]
noun
the interrelationship between texts, especially works of literature; the way that similar or related texts influence, reflect, or differ from each other: the intertextuality between two novels with the same setting.

Origin:
1970–75; < French intertextualité < inter- inter- + textuel textual + -ité -ity

intertextual, adjective
intertextually, adverb
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Main Entry:  intertextuality
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the whole network of relations, conventions, and expectations by which the text is defined; the relationship between texts
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