copyism

copyism

(ˈkɒpɪɪzəm)
n
the practice of copying slavishly

copyism

1. the practice of imitation, especially in art or literature.
2. an instance of such imitation. — copyist, n.
See also: Copying
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If Columbus is Quixote's reverse, Miller is his first step forwards: a movement on into the language of copyism, and argument by assemblage .
For Peterson, each of these writers inhabits a contested space, either geographically or ideologically, where social marginality provides the impetus for transformation on the ethical plane and brings about a rupture with copyism.
But this imitation is not "mere copyism," but rather an exercise in the creative imagination.