Got a tricky question? Receive an answer from students like you! Try us!

Kristervas concept of Intertextuality - Book Report/Review Example

Only on StudentShare
Author : nbosco

Summary

The intertextuality of two novels as apparently unique as James Joyce's Ulysses and Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire might appear to be a daunting task, but it is clear that there are relationships between them. The idea of an intertextual relationship with a present text with one of the past, while the concept of a novel mirroring one that has yet to be written is rather more tenuous…

Extract of sample
Kristervas concept of Intertextuality

This essay will consider these two novels within the paradigm of Kristerva's concept of intertextuality: that is that a text has two axes, one horizontal (connecting the author with the reader) and the other vertical, connecting the text with other texts.
The first section of this analysis will consider the vertical axis of Kristerva's intertextual graph: the complex inter-relationships between these two texts completed more than forty years apart. One way that the two texts relate to one another is in the sheer complexity of their form. Both Joyce and Nabokov have been (and still are) accused of being cerebral, at times near impossible writers to understand. This accusation is laid against them for a number of reasons: first of all, the amount of knowledge that they assume within a reader, second, the at times convoluted internal structure of their works, and third, the lack of an obvious narrative line. ...
Download paper

Related Essays

Narrative and Numbers
Gabriel (2000), however, aims to make a distinction between narratives and stories. He emphatically argues that "not all narratives are stories", further stressing that "factual or objective accounts of events that aspire at objectivity rather than emotional effect must not be treated as stories." (p. 5)…
19 pages (4769 words)
Titanium Metal Matrix Composites
The metals which are usually used are Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium and Copper. In case of titanium metal matrix composite the principal metal used is titanium. Hence the metal matrix composite is Titanium metal matrix composite. In the MMC the metal is the monolithic material into which the reinforcement is embedded and it is completely continuous. The reinforcement can be continuous which can be monofilament or multifilament or it can be discontinuous which can be a particle, whisker or short fiber. They have lot of applications in commercial workspace. Metal-matrix composites are either in…
4 pages (1004 words)
Whiteness in Historical Research.
and 2000; Roediger, 1993; Allen, 1994). These studies are normally addressed as 'whiteness studies'. …
6 pages (1506 words)
Genetics and Evolution
Thus in such situations the characters used to recognise the species becomes merely diagnostic, not distinctive. Biologically speaking, these are a connected series of the species in neighbouring areas which interbreed with two end populations which are too phenotypically and geographically separated that they cannot interbreed. These two genetically and phenotypically diverse populations which represent the end populations may exist in the same geographic region, yet due to genetic and phenotypic diversity would not interbreed. As an example, the case of Larus gulls can be taken, the…
10 pages (2510 words)
Research Methods in Education
Qulittive reserch tends to be ssocited with prticipnt observtion nd unstructured, in-depth interviewing.…
8 pages (2008 words)