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A Metanarrative Meta-Analysis: "God’s Country" and "Another Roadside Attraction"

In his Death of the Author, Barthes argues against relying on the author when constructing one’s criticism.  He argues that a work should be viewed and interpreted as an entity independent of its creator, rather than relying on the author’s stated purpose or meaning.  2,143 more words

Rhetoric Of Fiction

Plot Challenge of the Week

I’d forgotten how much I actually enjoy painting miniatures. Recently I’ve been thinking about painting up some miniatures that I’ve had for a while, and that are very nice, high quality sculpts. 405 more words

Writing Challenge

Mod 5 Week 1 Initial Post

I’m glad that this current module “Values in education” comes after our study of organisational structures and of learning and the learner. These two earlier themes intersect intimately with educational values. 1,426 more words


The postmodern as "the incredulity towards metanarratives"

Jean Francois Lyotard, in The Postmodern Condition famously described Postmodernism as the “incredulity towards metanarratives”. Postmodernism attacks specific notions of monolithic universals and encourages fractured, fluid and multiple perspectives. 199 more words

Literary Theory

The Stanley Parable and the Postmodern Metanarrative

Originally Published: 19/11/2015

Galactic Cafe’s The Stanley Parable describes itself as a game where “You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley.

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Academic Blogs

The Grander the Narrative...

Reports of the death of metanarratives have been greatly exaggerated. Critiques of grand narratives (metanarratives) often have the respectable intention of protecting the specificity of different peoples and places from the homogenizing and totalizing effects of universal claims that are supposed to apply to everyone in all times and places. 435 more words


Plot Challenge of the Week

Well, at the moment I’m sitting in a hotel in Michigan… traveling is great for studying (at least if you’re not the one driving). I got about eight hours of studying done on the drive here… which amazingly didn’t get me through all of my material twice… though most of the way on the second time through. 304 more words

Writing Challenge