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Originally coined by Linda Hutcheon .
Historiographical metafiction is a work of fiction that is based around a historical figure/event, but moves (often vastly) away from the original subject.
Definition of Metafiction at Emory.edu An example of Historiographic metafiction is Daphne Marlatt's novel _Ana Historic_. It is the process of re-writing history through a work of fiction in a way that has not been previously recorded. In Marlatt's novel, this is achieved through journal entries of a fictional character who represensts a form of reality for women both in the past and in the present. Often, historiographic metafiction refers to the loss of the feminine voice in history. Erin Mouré's poetry broaches this subject.
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