Amy J. Devitt uses this term to describe the way genres interact with other genres. 


Devitt, Amy J. "Re-fusing Form in Genre Study." Genres in the Internet: Issues in the Theory of Genre. Eds. Janet Giltrow and Deiter Stein. Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2009.


"Just as all texts are intertextual, so too are all genres inter-genre-al.  For the study of genre forms, that fact means that genres take up forms from the genres with which they inter-act" (Devitt 44). 

Original Use: 

Devitt's is the original use.

Contributed by: 

Stephen Cohen

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