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February 12, 2007

Word up: Intertextuality defined

Intertextuality is the idea that any text is a mixture of others either because it is influenced by others works or because it's language has common points of reference. According to Murfin and Ray, a new historical or cultural critic can use this to connect literary and contemporary texts. The Simpsons and Family Guy are good examples because they constantly refer to works of famous dead people within their episodes.

Posted by ErinWaite at February 12, 2007 9:19 PM

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