Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences

From 2000 to 2019

ISSN 1026-3721

Literary Texts between Intertextuality and Textual Coherence


Abstract | الملخص

The current research approaches the existing conceptualizations utilized in defining literary text genres, demonstrating a number of strategies that govern their (re)productions. It also aims to illuminate a methodological perspective into the ways in which literary genres are constituted. In this sense, this research accentuates that linguistic structures constitute an entrance to reading literary texts through uncovering powerful items that intensify aesthetic realizations. The paper will then consider Intertextuality as a strategic tool for reading literary texts through identifying intertextual references which serve as keys to deconstructing the processes of meaning-making. Therefore, a literary text, from an intertextuality standpoint, is seen as an interaction of different texts and a mosaic of multiple ideologies representing different cultures and/or unique references that lead to diversified readings. Intertextuality is also regarded as an all-inclusive system of distribution, transmission, interruption, presence and absence which altogether serve an aesthetic purpose in the construction of literary texts. Textual coherence, meanwhile, is studied as a skeleton that governs the strategic relations between meaning-making and discursive power. This research is composed of the three following sections: First: Conceptualization of Literary Texts: Structure and Semantic Productions. Second: Intertextuality (Horizons of Intercultural Communication and Diversity of Readings). Third: Textual Coherence.

Authors | المؤلفون

Abdullah Al-Anbar*

Keywords | الكلمات الدالة

Literary Text, Intertextuality, Textual Coherence, Constructivist Analytical Framework, Meaning-making Relations

References | المراجع