noun Date: 1960 fiction which refers to or takes as its subject fictional writing and its conventions • metafictional adjectivemetafictionist noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • metafiction — [met′ə fik΄shən] n. 1. fiction in which the mediating function of the author and the technical methods used in writing are self consciously emphasized and in which the traditional concern with verisimilitude is minimized 2. a work of such fiction …   English World dictionary

  • Metafiction — For the album by Vic Mignogna, see Metafiction (album). Metafiction, also known as Romantic irony in the context of Romantic works of literature, is a type of fiction that self consciously addresses the devices of fiction, exposing the fictional… …   Wikipedia

  • Métafiction —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec métatextualité. En littérature, la métafiction est une forme d écriture autoréférentielle qui dévoile ses propre mécanismes par des références explicites. Il ne faut pas confondre la métafiction avec la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • metafiction — /met euh fik sheuhn/, n. fiction that discusses, describes, or analyzes a work of fiction or the conventions of fiction. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • metafiction — noun a form of self referential literature concerned with the art and devices of fiction itself …   Wiktionary

  • metafiction — noun fiction in which the author self consciously parodies or departs from novelistic conventions. Derivatives metafictional adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • metafiction — meta·fiction …   English syllables

  • metafiction — met•a•fic•tion [[t]ˈmɛt əˌfɪk ʃən[/t]] n. lit. fiction that discusses, describes, or analyzes a work of fiction or the conventions of fiction • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • metafiction — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Metafiction (album) — Metafiction Studio album by Vic Mignogna Genre Pop …   Wikipedia

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