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tracing intertexuality from Bakhtin to Barthes, via Kristeva
on 19 January 2001
After tracing the 'origins' of the concept of intertextuality from Saussure and Bakhtin's dialogism, to Kristeva and Barthes, Allen gives a critical account of current controversies and developments of these ideas. He usefully illustrates his account with contemporary examples, fully referenced, from the fields of literature, art, theatre and dance. Allen is always illucidating and thorough.