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Textual Analysis and Textual Theory. Session Nine Søren Hattesen Balle English Department of Culture and Identity. Agenda. Introduction : the summary assignment for today and next time Introduction : today’s session Presentation : travel writing revisited - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Textual Analysis and Textual TheorySession Nine

Sren Hattesen BalleEnglishDepartment of Culture and IdentityAgendaIntroduction: the summary assignment for today and next timeIntroduction: todays sessionPresentation: travel writing revisitedIntertextuality and postmodernismClass room discussion: Richard Holmes, In Stevensons Footsteps (1984)travel writing and the thematic function of intertextualitySummary of Session EightPaul Fussels concept of displaced romance:QuestPastoralPicaresque

Travel writing and allegoryAllegory: primary and secondary orders of significationTravelling = living and dying (life is a journey)Travelling = reading and writing (what is suggested about the activities of reading and writing?)Intertextuality[]the multiple ways in which one literary text is made up of other texts, by means of its overt or covert citations and allusions, its repetitions and transformations of the formal and substantive features of earlier texts, or simply its unavoidable participation in the common stock of linguistic and literary conventions and procedures that are always already in place and constitute the discourses into which we are born. (Abrams, 317)Graham Greene, I SpyAt last he got his courage back by telling himself in his curiously adult way that if he were caught now there was nothing to be done about it, and he might as well have his smoke. He put a cigarette in his mouth and then remembered that he had no matches. For a while he dared not move. Three times the searchlight hit the shop as he muttered taunts and encouragements. May as well be hung for a sheep, Cowardly, cowardly custard, grown-up and childish exhortations oddly mixed. (535)Idioms I might as well be hanged/hung for a sheep as a lamb. Cowardly cowardly custard, can't cut the mustard!

James Joyce, The DeadIntertextuality:He was undecided about the lines from Robert Browning for he feared they would be above the heads of his hearers. Some quotation that they would recognise from Shakespeare or from the Melodies would be better (NE2, 2174).R.L. Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey Intertextuality:John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress, from this world to that which is to come (1678-1684): pp. 14, 32Romance:QuestPastoralPicaresque

John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress

An introduction to intertextuality and postmodernism

Introduction to intertextuality and postmodernism

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An introduction to intertextuality and postmodernism

Homer Scream

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An introduction to intertextuality and postmodernism

An introduction to intertextuality and postmodernism

An introduction to intertextuality and postmodernism

An introduction to intertextuality and postmodernism

Portrait conventions

Consequences of intertextuality: postmodernismAny text is an intertext - a text which is made up of other textsFrom work to text:The death of the Author and the birth of the textgenre (architextuality)context (intertextuality, paratextuality, metatextuality, hypotextuality)The author is no longer the origin and end of meaningTexts have no beginnings or endingsRichard Holmes, "In Stevenson's Footsteps (1984)the non-fictional aspects, especially essay memoir and autobiography the aspects of displaced romance: quest, picaresque, pastoral the allegorical aspects, especially concerning reading and writing The intertextual aspects