Til sammenligning

En retorisk tilgang til intertekstualitet

  • Rikke Andersen Kraglund Aarhus Universitet
Nøgleord: Intertekstualitet;referencer;komparatisme;Gérard Genette;Julia Kristeva;Roland Barthes;Jan Kjærstad;

Resumé

Generally, the conception of intertextual references in literary theory has been either very broad or very narrow and detail-oriented. On the one hand, Roland Barthes and Julia Kristeva conceive of intertext as a universal feature of all texts. No text is original and made by itself isolated from those existing before it. All texts, in short, are intertexts because they refer to other texts, conventions, and presuppositions beyond authors’ intentions. But this broad concept is difficult to work with in analyzing works of literature. It poses problems of identification and does not mark out a manageable area of investigation or object of attention with the undefined and infinite discursive space it designates and its idea about anonymous citations. Generally, the conception of intertextual references in literary theory has been either very broad or very narrow and detail-oriented. On the one hand, Roland Barthes and Julia Kristeva conceive of intertext as a universal feature of all texts. No text is original and made by itself isolated from those existing before it. All texts, in short, are intertexts because they refer to other texts, conventions, and presuppositions beyond authors’ intentions. But this broad concept is difficult to work with in analyzing works of literature. It poses problems of identification and does not mark out a manageable area of investigation or object of attention with the undefined and infinite discursive space it designates and its idea about anonymous citations.  On the other hand, we have the more restricted view that focuses on specific, readily recognized signs of intertextual relations between literary texts. Gérard Genette offers a vocabulary to describe the interaction between only two identifiable texts. In this article, I shall propose a third alternative that takes the middle ground and investigate what a rhetorical approach to intertextuality means for the understanding of the concept of comparison.

Forfatterbiografi

Rikke Andersen Kraglund, Aarhus Universitet

Rikke Andersen Kraglund, lektor ved Institut for Kommunikation og Kultur ved Aarhus Universitet. Har skrevet og redigeret bøger, antologier og artikler om fiktionalitet, fortælleteori, nordisk samtidslitteratur, intertekst og intermedialitet. I 2018 udkom hun med monografien Kjærstad. Referencer i et forfatterskab og hun er desuden medredaktør af bøgerne Expectations. Reader Assumptions and Author Intentions in Narrative Discourses (2017), Fiktionalitet (2013) og Why Study Literature? (2011).

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Publiceret
2019-06-11
Citation/Eksport
Kraglund, R. (2019). Til sammenligning. K&K - Kultur Og Klasse, 47(127), 111-130. https://doi.org/10.7146/kok.v47i127.114746