Burgie, jillian (ma, comparative literature) a tempest in a test tube: reading lolita as metafiction thesis directed by dr mark leiderman this thesis traces the functions and effects of metafictional devices in vladimir nabokov's lolita i argue that metafictional devices serve as the most significant form. This thesis challenges the division between the popular and the literary and opens the limited discussions of metafictionality into its marginal forms i have been arguing that self-referential moments in detective fiction destabilize representations of reality in the same manner as metafiction, so my argument. Postmodernism and donald barthelme's metafictional commentary on contemporary philosophy by timothy charles lord a thesis submitted to the graduate faculty in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts department: english major: english (literature) iowa state university. Metafiction i also pay attention to francis fukuyama's approach to the end of history and to the differences between his position and postmodern attitudes his famous book, the end of history and the last man (1992), has had the merit of reopening the debate on the post- historical world yet, its thesis is almost impossible. Master's theses by an authorized administrator of cuny academic works for more information, please contact [email protected] recommended citation burrough, stacie, educative metafiction the interplay of learning, literacy and language in shakespearean drama and modern. Written (mcewan 370) in this thesis, the analysis' discussion of atonement being regarded as a metafictional novel is based on the four metafictional characteristics, presented by victoria orlowski in “metafiction” (1996), expressing ways in which metafictional authors transgress narrative levels.
Thesis approval page student: marjolijn kaiser title: don't believe a word i say: metafiction in contemporary chinese literature this thesis has been accepted and approved in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the master of arts degree in the department of east asian languages and literatures by: prof. Reversing the photograph in persepolis: metafiction, marxism, and the transcience of tradition a thesis presented to the graduate school of clemson university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of arts english by lauren e rizzuto august 2008 accepted by:. Project and is complementary to his honors thesis, which is a full-length meta- fictional novel he does not know what he wants to be when he grows up, but he knows he wants to work with writing and reading abstract realism, the genre in which literature is expected to reflect reality, tends to act as the default setting for.
David k o'hara is a writer and a recent graduate of the english literature and creative writing phd program at bath spa university in the uk his thesis, mimesis and the imaginable other: metafictional narrative ethics in the novels of ian mcewan examined the relationship between narrative and ethics in mcewan's work. Phd dissertation theses the academic novel in the age of postmodernity: the anglo-american metafictional academic novel written by péter székely budapest, 2009. In the second part of the thesis, the postmodern novel mumbo jumbo by the african american writer ishmael reed will be analyzed from the perspective of postmodern terms “metanarrative”, “metafiction”, “metahistory” and my own term “ meta-parody” this book was chosen because it may be perceived as a textbook of not.
Metafiction, fairy tale, and female desire in as byatt's possession: a romance susan marie kieda a thesis submitted to the graduate faculty of grand valley state university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of arts in english english department august 2015. College of arts and sciences this thesis, written by christiane hawkins, and entitled historiographic metafiction and the neo-slave narrative: pastiche and polyphony in caryl phillips, toni morrison and sherley anne williams, having been approved in respect to style and intellectual content, is referred to. Her research interests include metafiction, adaptation, and psychoanalytic criticism she wrote her ma thesis on metafictional elements in ian mcewan's atonement, and is now working on her doctoral thesis on the canadian author timothy findley, focusing on the topics of trauma and witnessing in his oeuvre more. George fragopoulos argues that in the people of paper, salvador plascencia closes the divide between metafiction and realism.
Metafiction in northanger abbey: how austen legitimizes the novel by emily knapp a thesis presented for the ba degree with honors in the department of english university of michigan spring 2009. Description thesis (ph d)--university of rochester dept of english, 2008 abstract contemporary discussions of metafiction generally lead one to believe that the genre is comprised entirely of white, male authors, who self-reflexively investigate their own writing process such authors engage in what. While studies of metafiction have proliferated across america and europe, the present thesis is the first full-length assessment of its place in the literature of new zealand taking as its point of reference a selection of works from authors janet frame, ck stead, russell haley, michael jackson and charlotte randall, this.