chapter  6
Conclusion
WithAndrea Macrae
Pages 6

Chapter 6, ‘Conclusion’, reviews the main arguments presented in this book and turns to future research related to this work. It summarises the central analytical insights developed within each chapter into the workings of discourse deixis in metafiction. It also reviews some of the insights these analyses have offered into the works of fiction examined in this book, and draws connections across these texts: John Barth’s Lost in the Funhouse (1988 [1968]), Brigid Brophy’s In Transit: A Heroi-Cyclic Novel (2002 [1969]), Robert Coover’s Pricksongs and Descants (2011 [1969], John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1996 [1969]), B. S. Johnson’s Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry (2001 [1973]), and Steve Katz’s The Exagggerations of Peter Prince (2017 [1968]). Lastly, it briefly discusses teleology, metaleptic collapse, intertextuality, and multimodality as areas of metafictionality beyond the scope of a discourse deictic analysis, and looks forward to a closer symbiosis of work on metafiction and unnatural narratology and to a future cognitive poetic account of discourse deixis.