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The Construction of authorship : textual appropriation in law and literature

Author: Martha Woodmansee; Peter Jaszi
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 1994. © 1994
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
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Argues that contemporary copyright law, rooted as it is in a nineteenth-century Romantic understanding of the author as a solitary creative genius, may be inapposite to the realities of cultural  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Woodmansee; Peter Jaszi
ISBN: 0822314126 9780822314127 0822313820 9780822313823
OCLC Number: 28853879
Notes: "The papers collected in this volume ... meeting sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange"--Acknowledgments.
Description: 462 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: On the author effect: recovering collectivity / Martha Woodmansee--On the author effect: contemporary copyright and collective creativity--Touhing words: Helen Keller, plagiarism, authorship / Jim Swan--Author/izing the celebrity: publicity rights, postmodern politics, and unauthorized genders / Rosemary J. Coombe--The pragmatics of genre: moral theory and lyric authorship in Hegel and Wordsworth / Thomas Pfau--The interdisciplinary future of copyright theory / Alfred C. Yen--Milton's contract / Peter Lindenbaum--From rights in copies to copyright: the recognition of authors' rights in English law and practice in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / John Feather--The author in court: Pope v. Curll (1741) / Mark Rose--Authority and authenticity: scribbling authors and the genius of print in eighteenth-century England / Marlon B. Ross--Charles Dickens, international copyright, and the discretionary silence of Martin Chuzzlewitt. (cont.) International copyright: structuring "the condition of modernity" in British publishing / N.N. Feltes--Sanctioning voice: quotation marks, the abolition of torture, and the fifth amendment / Margreta de Grazia--Broadcast copyright and the bureaucratization of property / Thomas Streeter--Authorship and the concept of national cinema in Spain / Marvin D'Lugo--"Don't have to dj no more":sampling and the "autonomous" creator / David Sanjek--Beaumont and/or Fletcher: collaboration and the interpretation of Renaissance drama / Jeffrey A. Masten--Common properties of pleasure: texts in nineteenth century women's clubs / Anne Ruggles Gere--Reading and writing the Renaissance commonplace book: a question of authorship? / Max W. Thomas--Collaborative authorship and the teaching of writing / Andrea A. Lunsford and Lisa Ede--The author in copyright: notes for the literary critic / Monroe E. Price and Malla Pollack.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Responsibility: Martha Woodmansee and Peter Jaszi, editors.


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