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Quixotic exceptionalism: British and US co-narratives, 1713-1823

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Scholars have long since identified a quixotic mode in fiction, acknowledging the widespread influence of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote (1605-15) on subsequent texts. In most cases, “quixotic” signifies a preponderance of allusions to Don Quixote in a given text, such that most studies of “quixotic fictions” or “quixotic influence” are primarily taxonomic in purpose and in outcome: they name and catalogue a text or group of texts as “quixotic,” then argue that, by virtue of the vast an...

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University of Oxford
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English Faculty
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Linacre College
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2013
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2013-11-07

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