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Metaleptic Transgression and Traumatic Experience: The "empty rooms, long hallways, and dead ends" of House of Leaves

@inproceedings{Boothroyd2015MetalepticTA,
  title={Metaleptic Transgression and Traumatic Experience: The "empty rooms, long hallways, and dead ends" of House of Leaves},
  author={David Boothroyd},
  year={2015}
}
Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves is a stunningly complex work, blending elements of the traditional haunted house tale, postmodernism, and film analysis with innovative approaches to textuality and to the format of the novel. This thesis explores House of Leaves with regard to many of these elements, presenting a reading which unifies its various modes of discourse by relating them back to the labyrinth at its centre. Using Genette's concepts of diegetic level and metalepsis, it is argued… 
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