… don't get on too well with each other, going back to my German Lit. teacher in high school.
I'm having a bad case of criticismophobia right now, reading all these essays on Ovid, and two separate introductions to the Metamorphoses. 'foregrounded,' 'closurally,' and 'gendered' are bad enough, but what about this?
"… In particular, a return to Kristeva's notion of intertextuality as a way of 'orienting the text to its sociohistorical signification' via the ideologeme, i.e. 'the communal function that attaches a concrete structure (like the novel) to other structures (like the discourse of science) in an intertextual space' would seem a healthy antidote to the enervated concept of intertexuality as a kind of glamorous but non-political version of literary history that prevails in Latin literary studies." (Thomas Habinek, Part III of "Context and History," chapter "Ovid and empire" in The Cambridge Companion to Ovid.)