Intertextual Encounters in American Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture

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Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2001 - History - 221 pages
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Intertextual encounters occur whenever an author or the authorís text recognizes, references, alludes to, imitates, parodies, or otherwise elicits an audience memberís familiarity with other texts. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West use the fiction of Horatio Alger, Jr., as an intertext in their novels, The Great Gatsby and A Cool Million. Callie Khouri and Ridley Scott use the buddy-road-picture genre as an intertext for their Thelma and Louise. In all these cases, intertextual encounters take place between artists, between texts, between texts and audiences, between artists and audiences. Michael Dunne investigates works from the 1830s to the 1990s and from the canonical American novel to Bugs Bunny and Jerry Seinfeld.

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Contents

INTERTEXTUAL ENCOUNTERS IN FICTION
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Intertextual Encounters
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The Matter of the Rosenbergs and Other Intertexts
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Copyright

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Michael Dunne is a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Murfreesboro

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