Metafiction in Children’s Literature and its Adaptation on Screen. The Case of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Barbara Kaczyńska


The paper analyzes metafictional aspects of the children’s book series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket as adapted in a 2017 TV series. Focusing on the metaleptic narrator and the receiver’s role in the story’s interpretation, the analysis shows that the metafiction’s manifestation undergoes certain shifts due to the adaption’s status as a secondary work and the underlying existence of the primary text, as well as the visual mode of storytelling predominant in film.


children’s literature; metafiction; metalepse; adaptation; intertextuality; double readership

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