Thursday, 23 February 2017

Julia Kristeva: Intertextuality

Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-Frenchphilosopherliterary criticpsychoanalystfeminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She became influential in international critical analysis, cultural studies and feminism after publishing her first book, Semeiotikè, in 1969. Her sizeable body of work includes books and essays which mainly address intertextuality, semiotics, and abjection

Kristeva coined the term intertextuality. According to Kristeva,  intertextuality maintains that a text “cannot exist as a hermetic or self-sufficient whole". She argues that the author compiles the text by reading other texts and the text becomes available to the audience in a process of reading. 
Julia Kristeva's contribution to the notion of intertextuality is immense. She not only
coined the word intertextuality but substantially stressed the importance of the potential
dynamics that lay within the text. Text is not a unilinear entity but a heterogeneous
combination of texts. Any text is at once literary and social, creative and cultural.
They are culturally and institutionally fashioned.
Julia Kristeva's contribution to the notion of intertextuality is immense. She not only
coined the word intertextuality but substantially stressed the importance of the potential
dynamics that lay within the text. Text is not a unilinear entity but a heterogeneous
combination of texts. Any text is at once literary and social, creative and cultural.
They are culturally and institutionally fashioned.



Kristeva assumes that a text is compiled as an assortment of quotations and is assimilation and a make over of another. In “The Bounded Text,” Kristeva deals with the process of creating a text outside the already present discourse. She explains that the authors are not original and do not create anything from their texts from original minds but compile from the already existing texts. 

There are many ways in which our music video has intertextuality, which I have discussed in my post on general conventions of music videos and what we did

Below you can find the link to a create paper on Julia Kristeva's Concept of Intertextuality. 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273771676_TextTexts_Julia_Kristeva's_Concept_of_Intertextuality

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