Caitlin Elizabeth Donnelly. Metafictional Dynamics of Grief and Coping in Turn-of-the-21st-Century Literature. Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2012.
Examines grief and coping mechanisms of author-characters in three metafictional 21st century novels (Nicole Krauss's The History of Love, Ian McEwan's Atonement, and Graham Swift's Waterland) and suggests that metafictional depictions of grief can be considered microcosms of fundamental postmodern queries.