Course Instructor Days Times Room
ENGL4866 SANTESSO, ESRA TR 9::3 AM 0144

Topics Title
Intertextuality
Description

In this course, we will focus on literary works which are intertextual; that is, they allude to or pick up on earlier texts, often with an eye to challenging or transforming the reader’s experience of the preceding work. Drawing on Roland Barthes and Julia Kristeva’s discussions of intertextuality, we will study this complicated relationship between texts, and evaluate the way meaning is constructed both within the text and outside of it. Possible readings will include Peter Carey (Jack Maggs), Jean Rhys (Wide Sargasso Sea), J,M. Coetzee (Foe), and Margaret Atwood (Penelopiad).