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self-reflexive

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A term applied to literary works that openly reflect upon their own processes of artful composition. Such self‐referentiality is frequently found in modern works of fiction that repeatedly ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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2015

...-reflexive A term applied to literary works that openly reflect upon their own processes of artful composition. Such self-referentiality is frequently found in modern works of fiction that repeatedly refer to their own fictional status ( see metafiction ). The narrator in such works, and in their earlier equivalents such as Sterne ’s Tristram Shandy ( 1759–67 ), is sometimes called a ‘self-conscious narrator’. Self-reflexivity may also be found often in poetry. See also mise-en-abyme , romantic irony...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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22 words
self-reflexive

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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15 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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22 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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22 words
self-reflexive

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Literature
A term applied to literary works that openly reflect upon their own processes of artful composition. Such self‐referentiality is frequently found in modern works of fiction that repeatedly refer to ...
self-reflexivity

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A Dictionary of Gender Studies

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Politics
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39 words

...self-reflexivity Practice advocated in the context of feminist methodology, intended to foster awareness of how one’s position as a researcher (for example, one’s race, ethnicity, gender, able-bodiedness, and class background) impacts on one’s research and the knowledge one...

Prose

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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4,185 words
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Oxford University Press

...century was the *essay in ‘Romantic prose’—the phrase that literary history has conferred upon the writings of Hazlitt, Thomas *De Quincey , Charles *Lamb , John *Wilson , and Leigh *Hunt . Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine ( 1817 ) probably published more of this reflexive, self-consciously literary genre of the period than any other journal; it also translated the German Romantic and idealist philosophers and poets into English for wide circulation and influence in the 1820s, doing much to make the taste for what was only later to be called...

reflexivity

reflexivity  

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Media studies
1. A process of self-consciousness where an individual subject or group becomes the object of its own scrutiny, sometimes called self-reflexivity: see also prereflexive.2. An aesthetic practice which ...
self-representational theories of consciousness

self-representational theories of consciousness  

A theory of consciousness will count as self‐representational if, according to it, consciousness essentially involves some sort of invariant reflexive representation, the representation, ...
demassification

demassification  

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1. A process in which a relatively homogeneous social collectivity (or one conceptualized as such) is broken down into (or reconceptualized in terms of) smaller, more diverse elements.2. The decline ...
reflexive modernization

reflexive modernization  

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A term devised by the German social theorist Ulrich Beck, which refers to the way in which advanced modernity ‘becomes its own theme’, in the sense that ‘questions of the development and employment ...
metadrama

metadrama  

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Literature
Drama about drama, or any moment of self‐consciousness by which a play draws attention to its own fictional status as a theatrical pretence. Normally, direct addresses to the audience in prologues, ...
Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore

Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore  

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Literature
(1979).Novel by Calvino indebted to semiotic and reader response theory, and centred on a male and female reader who read ten novel fragments. The frame-tale deals self-reflexively with the ...
Tricicle

Tricicle  

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Catalan mime group formed in 1979 by Carles Sans, Joan Gracia, and Paco Mir. Initial productions were academic and self-reflexive in character, consisting largely of the reinterpretation of ...
unreliable narrator

unreliable narrator  

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American literary theorist Wayne Booth's term for a narrator who cannot be relied on either to tell the truth or in the case of self-reflexive narrators to know the truth. For example Humbert ...
observer bias

observer bias  

The tendency of an observer to “see what is expected or wanted” rather than what is actually there. A common occurrence in everyday life and a problem sometimes encountered in science. Observer bias ...
Robert Deane Pharr

Robert Deane Pharr  

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(1916–1992), novelist.Rediscovered in the late 1960s after an interrupted career, Robert Deane Pharr constructs a critique of the American dream and the African American community's ability to attain ...
Clive Sinclair

Clive Sinclair  

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(1948– ),novelist and short‐story writer, born in London and brought up in its north‐western suburbs, and educated at the universities of East Anglia and Santa Cruz. The title of his first novel, ...
methodology, feminist

methodology, feminist  

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There have been a number of proposals that feminist social science—or social science in general, or even science in general—requires a new methodology. Some of these have been concerned with research ...

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