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Self-referentiality in Ranko Marinković's narrative fiction


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Dujmović Markusi, Dragica. (2016). Self-referentiality in Ranko Marinković's narrative fiction. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij hrvatske kulture) [mentor Nemec, Krešimir].

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This dissertation investigates the self-referential quality of Ranko Marinković's narrative fiction by focusing on its two levels – modernist and postmodern. In other words, Marinković's narrative works are read with the purpose of analysing how modernist self-referentiality, which implies faith in both the author's and the text's power, translates into postmodern self-referentiality, which expresses distrust in that same power while simultaneously questioning literature's social status. The dissertation argues that Ranko Marinković's narrative fiction is characterized by the diachronic progression of authorial self-awareness which also pertains to the diachronic transition of Marinković's narrative fiction from its modernist footing to postmodernism. The author is thus particulary interested in the relationship between art and life, namely the paradoxical quality of literary text which is at the same time referential and self-referential. This questioning results in a self-ironic perspective: Marinković's narrative fiction employs ironic, grotesque and ludic self-referentiality which takes on the form of self-referential and metatextual commentary, particulary in the two metanarrative texts, thus demonstrating how one paradigme supplants antoher, namely how modernism translates into postmodernism.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-referentiality, irony, language, metanarrative, metatextual, modernism, postmodernism, self-awareness
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Nemec, Krešimir
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij hrvatske kulture
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 11:55
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 11:55

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