Category: Intertextuality

All is Allusion

Allusions know their audience and trust them to understand the hidden reference. Allusions invite the reader into a kind of club with other people who ‘get it’. This is normally a good feeling for those who spot the allusion. Allusions are clever, observant or open-minded. There is an […]

Appropriation and Adaptation

TBC Class Activity Like the story of the Three Little Pigs in the Guardian film above, the following stories have a rich history of adaptation and appropriation. Choose one title each and spend a few minutes tracing the timeline. In most cases, the title is neither the start […]

High vs Popular Culture

High culture refers to the amusement, leisure activities, reading habits, tastes and preferences of a society’s elite, defined by advanced education, personal power and economic success. Popular culture is the same thing – but for the majority of people in society (standard education, limited power and less economic […]