By George Aichele, Gary A. Phillips

The purpose of this quantity of "Semeia" is to discover the difficulty of intertextuality, which has lately won huge and ranging cognizance specifically inside of comparative literature and cultural feedback circles and between increasingly more biblical students of rather diverse stripes. Set over opposed to a conventional, restrictive concept of "literary influence," intertextuality has emerged as a fertile idea that, for lots of students, has increased the methods of accounting for the advanced dating of texts to texts, to interpretive traditions, to writers and readers, and to institutional contexts. Intertextuality serves as a serious gateway that opens out onto concerns of ideology, subjectivity, the cloth creation of that means, and responsibility. just like the heavily similar "concepts" of narrative, style, and linguistic constitution, the that means of intertextuality isn't really univocal; it acquires diversified nuances and meanings within the fingers of other readers of literature and tradition. So it's the case during this quantity. Our objective this is to situate the variety of makes use of that the idea that presently enjoys inside literary serious circles specially, to provide the efforts of sure biblical critics who draw from those diversified assets, and to discover the level in their unique program within the interpreting and rewriting of biblical texts. This quantity gathers jointly essays that spotlight upon historic, theoretical, and utilized matters. Our reason isn't really to be exhaustive yet illustrative; i.e., to demonstrate the range of understandings, techniques, readers, and texts addressing this factor as a mirrored image of the various situation inside religious study itself.

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