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dc.contributor.advisorHynes, Peteren_US
dc.creatorThibodeau, Clayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2003-09-08T13:12:23Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:56:57Z
dc.date.available2004-09-10T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:56:57Z
dc.date.created2001-09en_US
dc.date.issued2001-09-04en_US
dc.date.submittedSeptember 2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-09082003-131223en_US
dc.description.abstractFlann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds is a complex reflexive novel that explores the creation of fiction. O’Brien’s layered narrative includes several author/characters, each with his own literary theory. This discussion traces O’Brien’s reflexive structure’s development and demonstrates its repercussions on the characters within the novel, and the novel as a whole. Beginning by placing O’Brien’s novel within a critical framework, this study examines each of the four narrative levels and the uses of reflexivity in each. O’Brien builds and dismantles several structures within his narrative levels, and this thesis shows that the basic reflexive structure of At Swim-Two-Birds is the only remaining structure at the novel’s end.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectFlann O'Brienen_US
dc.subjectmodern Irish literatureen_US
dc.subjectmetafictionen_US
dc.title"Treating the literary literally" : the reflexive structure of Flann O'Brien's At swim-two-birdsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberClarke, Marie-Dianeen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCalder, Robert L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVargo, Lisaen_US


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