The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature

The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature

by Martha Woodmansee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822313820

ISBN-13: 9780822313823

Pub. Date: 01/21/1994

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

What is an author? What is a text? At a time when the definition of "text" is expanding and the technology whereby texts are produced and disseminated is changing at an explosive rate, the ways "authorship" is defined and rights conferred upon authors must be reconsidered. This volume argues that contemporary copyright law, rooted as it is in a nineteenth-century

Overview

What is an author? What is a text? At a time when the definition of "text" is expanding and the technology whereby texts are produced and disseminated is changing at an explosive rate, the ways "authorship" is defined and rights conferred upon authors must be reconsidered. This volume 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 production. Drawing together distinguished scholars from literature, law, and the social sciences, the volume explores the social and cultural construction of authorship as a step toward redefining notions of authorship and copyright for today's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822313823
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/21/1994
Series:
Post-Contemporary Interventions
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.74(h) x 1.42(d)

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