A. S. Byatt’s Possession and Historiographic Metafiction

  • Amany Mahmoud El-Sawy Faculty of Education Alexandria University, Egypt
Keywords: Historiographic metafiction, retrospective novel, parody, intertextuality


This paper aims at studying historiographic metafiction as a new literary phenomenon in the contemporary world through the application of its theories pointed out by Linda Hutcheon to A. S. Byatt’s Possession. Possession is generally regarded as an emblematic postmodern novel in which texts, authors, literary movements of the past are transformed and reflected. They are presented in the form of metafictional narrative, of rewriting, of parody and pastiche, giving them a reinterpretation and recoding in a totally different cultural and literary context.


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El-Sawy, A. M. (2015). A. S. Byatt’s Possession and Historiographic Metafiction. AJELP: Asian Journal of English Language and Pedagogy, 3, 145-160. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/AJELP/article/view/1224