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metanarrative

(ˈmɛtəˌnærətɪv)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in postmodernist literary theory) a narrative about a narrative or narratives
[C20: from meta- + narrative]
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includes forms of self-reflexivity such as metanarration and metafictionality that effectively dramatize or foreground the act of narration".
Once the consensus is established, it becomes a constructive metanarration of a communication framework (51).
They add that, "Utilizing postmodern polyphony in their screenplay, Norman and Stoppard not only problematize conventional notions of authorship through their usage of heteroglossia and various levels of metanarration, but also argue for the more hopeful, humanistic possibilities of postmodernity" (146).
Nevertheless, one must be careful in labeling Eco as a postmodernist narrator tout court, even though he exploits postmodern strategies such as citationism, double coding, parody, irony, self-reflexivity, metanarration, ambiguity, fragmentism, pastiche, and montage.
Because the sublime is not a metanarrative but that which seeks to undermine metanarration, whose only power is destabilization, any attempt to create a coherent ethic of the sublime results in paradox, much like the attempts to create a coherent nihilism.
Metanarration, wie sie Santner hier prasentiert, bleibt ein gewisses Unbehagen: erfindet Santner nicht eine Neurotisierung im Banne des "flesh," die er dann als Symptom moderner Lebensbedingungen aufweist?
Mimesis des Erzahlens: Prolegomena zu einer Wirkungsasthetik, Typologie und Funktionsgeschichte des Akts des Erzahlens und der Metanarration.
Or, is Mailer's self-conscious metanarration and interrogation of the "characters" testimony more truly "postmodern" than DeLillo's fictionalized faithfulness to what he felt was the "truth" of the historical record?
See the account of Nunning's remarks on empathy-inducing functions of metanarration, in Fludernik, "Metanarrative and Metafictional Commentary" (39).
He begins by describing such issues in the postmodern as linear chronology, reason, progress, truth, the deconstruction of the meaning of the discourse and the crisis of metanarration, fragmentarianism, the end of history and seminology, regarding Baudrillard as both a traditional and novel postmodernist.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) multiple responses to accusations that it failed to properly respond to the Ford-Firestone case are analyzed as an illustration of the metanarration model.
However, Stangerup stays inside the tradition without acknowledging the latest developements in the genre or the theory of female biography of the last decades, which focus on the relation between fact and fiction, plead for a metanarration to make both the process of writing biography and the female biographer visible, ask questions about the conditions of the historical lives of women, and argue for new narrative techniques to write a woman's life.