- (Especially of a literary or other creative work) making reference to itself, its author or creator, or their other work: self-referential elements in Donne’s poemsMore example sentences
- To put it another way, the work is self-referential to the extent that language and the poem are Pastior's only subjects.
- They might begin to take note of the fact that their self-absorbed and self-referential works over the past two decades in particular have made almost no impact.
- Moreover, our model adds a dimension that is not present in either Belting or Warburg: the idea of art as a self-staging and self-referential project.
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- Frank does not disappear to Florida, he evaporates in a plethora of textual self-consciousness and metafictional self-referentiality in which Ford writes Frank out of his own narrative.
- With Joycean self-referentiality, the dedication in her later book alludes to the earliest of her published writing, when her essays were radically feminist and concerned with political and social ethics.
- By tying Lizzie's claims to an object that she seems to despise, the novel emphasizes the self-referentiality of her desire.
More definitions of self-referentialDefinition of self-referential in:
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