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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to certain criteria of reality in much the same way that one says something is “just fiction.” If in its literary investigation of such serious issues as disability, aging, and immigration, Slow Man turns into a reflection on the ontology of fiction, this is not mere metafictional frivolity—for care shares...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 452–471.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Alison Glassie Abstract This essay explores the intertwined oceanographic and spiritual imaginations structuring Ruth Ozeki's novel A Tale for the Time Being , which she rewrote in the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. A Tale for the Time Being 's new, metafictional frame story...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... their modes of response to accommodate the differing ethoses established by multiple fictional worlds. This essay identifies some of the ways that theorists of the novel must adjust their models to deal with such quirky, metafictional texts. In addition, to flesh out the immanent ethics of reading at work...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... such as stories set in the present rather than the past, the trimming of modernist, metaphorical, and metafictional language for a more stripped-down and less ostensibly self-conscious aesthetics, and/or the claiming of a new political urgency in both nonfiction and fictional writing alike. This impulse...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 162–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
... prove more than a master of metafiction” (181). This critical attitude, Naiman continues, derives from the fear that “metafiction is not a suf- ficient engine to drive an author’s canonization,” in consequence of which “scholars have urged us to move beyond that initial phase and accept Nabokov...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 316–319.
Published: 01 November 2007
... and the Philosophy of Time (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2007), pp. 176, cloth, £40.00. If there is one sure sign that literary critical approaches to contemporary fiction are under- going a transformation, it is the status of the phrase "historiographic metafiction." In the nearly twenty years since Linda...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2003
... notes and by impli- cation, with Linda Hutcheon and her widely cited conception of postmodem fiction as his- toriographic metafiction, a concept that for him "too problematically collapses the relation between history and narrative" (178118). While I elsewhere have also registered concerns about...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... . Jablon , Madelyn . Black Metafiction: Self-Consciousness in African American Literature . Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1997 . Jackson , H. Jerome . “Sci-Fi Tales from Octavia Butler.” Crisis 101 ( 1994 ): 4 –5, 10. Jameson , Fredric . Postmodernism: Or the Cultural Logic of Late...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... The Book of Salt as a fictional account of what “could” have happened historically. Rather, I would argue, the novel does the work of “historiographic metafiction,” which, as Linda Hutcheon explains, is distinct from historical fiction in that it does not rely on verifiability. Rather...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 229–243.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of her daughter. But Slow Mat1 and Foe are also very different nov- els: one readily accepts the metafictional play in Foe, where there is a good deal of pastiche and a more obviously allegorical narrative structure, whereas the preponderance of realist narration in Slow Man makes it more...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
...); from the Ottoman historical allegory of Beyaz kale (The White Castle) to the metaphysical detective story of Kara kitap (The Black Book); from the mystical Sufi metafiction ofYeni hayat (The New Life) to the historiographic postmodernism of Benim adım kırmızı (My Name Is Red); and from...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Copyright © 2019 by Ezra Dan Feldman 2019 form description metafiction ontography ontology science and technology studies Metafictions—fictions that comment explicitly or formally on the shape of their own telling—deploy self-referentiality and self-examination to grapple...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the novel and alienating it from its true original purpose, postmodernism manifests in James's analysis as “politically abortive metafiction” (10), which is such a ghastly abomination that contemporary novelists must expunge any trace of it from their works. Only then can the novel be reinstalled to its...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., respectively. The tactic of writing back to the canonical forebear has consolidated itself since the heady days of the metafictional 1960s and the multicultural 1980s into a marketable genre of twenty-first-century publishing. So goes the central line of Minor Characters Have Their Day; it provides the basis...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 550–554.
Published: 01 November 2016
... that might dwell within an earring. The final chapter moves into the Regency with Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein , two texts fairly often paired for their metafictional qualities. Tindal Kareem sees both works as critiquing wonder, and she sees its role in constructing...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Time: Narrative, Fiction, and the Philosophy of Time (2007), Difference (2004), Postmodern Narrative Theory (1997), and Metafiction(1995). nicholas dames is Theodore Kahan Associate Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and author of Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the Dark provided us with fantastic tales of hard science and “virtual reality,” playing out their final collapse in the face of true art, bellicose and terrorist expediencies, and humankind's need to know God by whatever means necessary. When it comes to Danielewski's metafictions, Taylor asks us...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., is stunning). Webb’s ironies finally lend the novel metafictive qualities—its capacity, for example, to simultaneously deploy both realistic and sensational discourses and to explore the semantic and ideological pos- sibilities of key words like peculiar (as in the peculiar institution of slavery, its...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 201–204.
Published: 01 August 2004
... age nearly a century before its time, within the science fiction subgenre of "alternative history" or "parallel worlds," Clayton moves beyond the typical valorization of the novel as metafiction to reflect on how the parallel worlds subgenre "raises anachronism, in the literal sense...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2014
... focus actually tells us about changing US attitudes toward violence, particularly when we realize that recent authors of literary fiction like Dı´az draw on comic books, fantasy novels, hip-hop records, and video games for inspiration at least as frequently as they adapt the metafictional techniques...