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PostmodErzJFowles

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 Postmodernist Narrative Strategies in the Novels of John Fowles
Dissertationsarbeit von Jens Pollheide zur Erlangung desGrades eines
 Dr. phil.
 
Erstgutachter: Prof. Dr. Manfred SmudaZweitgutachter: Prof. Dr. Werner Kummer 
Bielefeld, im Juni 2003
 
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Contents
0. Introduction
4
1. Defining the Undefinable: What is Postmodernism?
 
1. 1. What is Postmodernism
71. 1. 1. The Critique of Modern Epistemology 91. 1. 2. The Critique of Representation1. 1. 2. 1. Baudrillard and the
Simulacrum
111. 1. 2. 2. Questioning Representationality 121. 1. 3. Lyotard’s Critique of Metanarratives 13
1. 2. Postmodern Literature – Literary Postmodernism?
161. 2. 1. Historiographic Metafiction 171. 2. 2. Narrative Strategies 191. 2. 3. Critical Voices 21
2. The Collector
 
2. 1. Introduction
24
2. 2. Narrative Technique
252. 2. 1. Clegg 272. 2. 2. Miranda 312. 2. 3. Reason, Power, and the Politics of Representation 342. 2. 4. Intertextuality and the Critique of Metanarratives 38
3. The Magus
 
3. 1. Introduction
42
3. 2. The Politics of Autobiography
43
3. 3. We Shall Not Cease From Exploration …
46
3. 4. Intertextuality and the Politics of Interpretation
513. 4. 1. Intertextuality – Case 13. 4. 1. 1. Prospero’s Books 523. 4. 1. 2. Other Texts 563. 4. 2. Intertextuality Case 2 573. 4. 3. Conclusion 62
 
33. 4. 4. Prospero’s Tales 63
4. The French Lieutenant’s Woman
 
4. 1. Introduction
67
4. 2. The Problem of Represetation in Historiographic Metafiction
 4. 2. 1. Historiographic Metafiction and Intertextuality 684. 2. 2. Historiographic Metafiction and the Critique of Representation 73
4. 3. The Intrusive Author and the Critique of Metanarratives
 4. 3. 1. The Intrusive Author and the Metafictional Elements in
 FLW 
774. 3. 2. The Critique of Metanarratives4. 3. 2. 1. Rationality and the Marginalization and Reification of Women 814. 3. 2. 2. The Critique of the Concept of Progress 894. 3. 3.
 FLW 
 – High Art or Popular Culture? 90
5. A Maggot
 
5. 1. Introduction
91
5. 2. Problems of Realism in
 A Maggot 
 5. 2. 1. Intertextuality as a Means of Creating and Subverting Realism 945. 2. 2. More Clues to the Past 965. 2. 3. Diachronistic Narration in
 A Maggot 
985. 2. 4. Point of View in
 A Maggot 
1005. 2. 5. The Critique of Metanarratives5. 2. 5. 1. The Deconstruction of Rationalism and Positivism 1025. 2. 5. 2. Power Revealed: The Marginalization of Women and thePolitically Progressive 1075. 2. 6. The Ambiguity of Meaning 112
6. The Ebony Tower
 
6. 1. The Ebony Tower
1156. 1. 1. Intertextuality 1166. 1. 2. Metanarratives: Representational vs. Non-Representational Art 119
6. 2. Eliduc
123
6. 3. Poor Koko
1266. 3. 1. The Critique of Metanarratives 126

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