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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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Mimesis des Erzahlens: Prolegomena zu einer Wirkungsasthetik, Typologie und Funktionsgeschichte des Akts des Erzahlens und der Metanarration.
One of the most impressive examples of such a process belongs to the tradition of metanarration found in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
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.
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.
The problems of metanarration, cultural history, and artistic agency are all sketched out in relation to it.
The line as a whole is metanarration (4) that further establishes the frame of the song as an imagined storytelling event.
There are promoted small, local cultures and "stories", temporal experiences, produced sometimes by marginalized cultures; there is no longer any metanarration, no objective basis for critique, we can no longer talk about a vision on the world that explains the whole life; there are only "tales" or "stories" which are viable only within a community; knowledge is completely subjective and it comes as a result of culture and language; there isn't only a single universe but multiuniverses.
Metanarrrative and Metafictional Commentary: From Metadiscursivity to Metanarration and Metafiction.
in contents and carnivalesque topsyturvy worlds) comic * overtly satiric or parodistic devices of representation storytelling Self- * all forms of explicit metatextuality (metafiction, referentiality/ metanarration, metalinguistic elements, etc.
This is true of Nunning's oeuvre, which has been proposing important insights on the basis of issues like narratorial function, unreliability, metanarration and historiographic metafiction.
Like metanarration (Nunning) it significantly enhances the realistic illusion in the realist novel.
Through selective emphasis, ordering, and metanarration, the ordinary events of our lives can be made to take on epic qualities, but the malleability of personal-experience tales in the direction of the heroic implies that they could also be made prosaic, and that is exactly what happens in the implied retelling that constitutes "Tarde de agosto.