The Elements of Historiographic Metafiction in Graham Swift’s Shuttlecock (1981)

Alma Tanović


The paper analyzes the elements of the historiographical metafiction in Swift’s novel The Shuttlecock (1981), that is, it analyzes those aspects of the novel dealing with the issues of inscribing subjectivity into historical context and examining the connection between the fictional and historical, focusing on the (un)reliability of narrative texts inscribed in the individual and collective history and the past, focusing on Swift’s use of specific narrative techniques and intertextuality.


contemporary british novel; postmodernism; metafiction; historiographic metafiction; intertextual;

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