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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 (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 (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
... 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, historiographic...
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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
... a case study for Lynch's claim that “particular descriptions—including descriptions of ontologies— can make sense, apparently even to others who do not share our grand theories.” Copyright © 2019 by Ezra Dan Feldman 2019 form description metafiction ontography ontology science and technology...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... rightful inheritance. Willfully dismantling 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...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
... story arc taking us from the postmodern to the postliterary: the death of the novel, the literature of exhaustion, the rise of metafiction, the birth of postcolonial theory, the decay of academic multiculturalism, the fossilization of feminist energies, and so on along the natural history of epochal...
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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
... to Danielewski's metafictions, Taylor asks us to consider the possibility that younger generations of human readers may be reading in new ways. The complex text(s) of House of Leaves— in its multiply warped typographic space-time—punctuates and programs practices of reading far beyond the usual conventions...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and America, while indefinitely postponing resolution. In the same vein, his characters never fully reveal their stories. In fact, they are masters at withholding large chunks of those stories from the reader. In All Our Names, Mengestu uses metafictional self-consciousness, an unreliable narrator...
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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 (2011) 44 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in the preface to one of the novel’s original editions (Otter’s account of the transatlantic publication history of the novel, which makes the case that its two editions targeted popular and learned audiences, is stunning). Webb’s ironies finally lend the novel metafictive qualities—its capacity...