Explores theories of intertextuality developed by Kristeva, Jauss, Bloom, Gilbert and Gubar, Genette, and others, and asks why the debates they have
provoked have had such resonance in contemporary literary studies. Literary texts include Catullus, Shakespeare, Keats, Henry James, Christa Wolf, Dai
Sijie, and others. Attention to such questions as influence, imitation, allusion, quotation, and pastiche.
The course is arranged by chronological order of theorists and scholars; iterary examples are chosen to illustrate and test each theory.