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Currie Kerr Thompson
Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA 17325-1483)

An Analysis of Cervantes' Irony in the Quixote

To analyse Cervantes' use of irony in the Quixote. After a program of intensive reading in Cervantine criticism and on the concept of irony itself. PI will study particularly the degree to which irony, besides functioning as a corrective for individual follies, seems to define the human condition. PI hopes to clarify the extent to which the so-called perspectivist interpretation of the Quixote can be applied in describing the work's attitudes towards religious and state institutions.

Project fields:
Romance Languages

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 5/31/1978