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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-14T01:49:45Z
dc.date.available2012-05-14T01:49:45Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/3350
dc.description.abstractWhile 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, C.K. Stead, Russell Haley, Michael Jackson and Charlotte Randall, this thesis employs a synthesis of contextual and performative frameworks to examine how the internationallyprevalent mode of metafiction has influenced New Zealand fiction since the middle of the 20th century. While metafictional texts have conventionally been thought to undermine notions of realism and sever illusions of representation, this thesis explores ways in which the metafictional mode in New Zealand since the 1960s might be seen to expand and augment realism by depicting individual modes of thought and naturalising unique forms of self-reflection, during what some commentators have seen as a period of cultural ‘inwardness’ following various socio-political shifts in the latter part of 20th century New Zealand.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectMetafictionen
dc.subjectNew Zealand fictionen
dc.subjectJanet Frameen
dc.subjectC.K. Steaden
dc.subjectRussell Haleyen
dc.subjectMichael Jackson (author)en
dc.subjectCharlotte Randallen
dc.titleMetafiction in New Zealand from the 1960s to the present day : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in English, Massey University, Albany, New Zealanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en


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