Definition of metaliterature in English:

metaliterature

noun

  • The discussion in any piece of writing of other texts; (Literary Criticism) any literary text which takes the nature of literature as its object; such texts collectively.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Politics. From meta- + literature, perhaps after French métalittérature. Compare slightly earlier meta-literary.

Pronunciation

metaliterature

/ˌmɛtəˈlɪt(ə)rɪtʃə/