Metafiction, Reflexivity and Intertextuality in David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and number9dream

dc.contributor.advisorWilbers, U.M.
dc.contributor.advisorLouttit, C.J.J.
dc.contributor.authorKitzen, K.
dc.description.abstractThis research topic focuses on two novels by the author David Mitchell, Ghostwritten (1999) and number9dream (2001). These novels in particular were chosen because they were his first two novels before the publication of his bestseller, Cloud Atlas (2004), which has garnered much academic attention. They have similar complex narratives but have not had as much academic interest. This thesis explores his use of complex narrative structure in relation to three postmodern concepts: metafiction, reflexivity and intertextuality. The thesis will establish what these concepts entail, and employ a close reading of the two novels to establish a connection between these concepts and the respective narrative structures of the novels. The intent is to find out whether the narrative structures of these two texts strengthen the use of these postmodern concepts within the novels.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Letterenen_US
dc.thesis.specialisationEngelse taal en cultuuren_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammeBachelor Engelse taal en cultuuren_US
dc.titleMetafiction, Reflexivity and Intertextuality in David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten and number9dreamen_US
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