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The Author, Art, and the Market : Rereading the History of Aesthetics (Social Foundations of Aesthetic Forms)
Martha Woodmansee / Published 1996

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Book News, Inc., 05/01/94:

An inquiry into the emergence of aesthetics, bypassing the standard philosophical tomes (Kant, et al.) to look at texts that anticipated or deployed the ideas the philosophers systematized, such as authors' prefaces, handbooks, manuals for consumers, book reviews, and the like, by both famous and unknown writers. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Table of Contents:

Foreword By Arthur C. Danto
Introduction: Rereading the History of Aesthetics
1. The Interests in Disinterestedness
2. Genius and the Copyright
3. Aesthetic Autonomy as a Weapon in Cultural Politics: Rereading Schiller's Aesthetic Letters
4. Aesthetics and the Policing of Reading
5. Engendering Art
6. The Uses of Kant in England
Works cited

The Construction of Authorship : Textual Appropiation in Law and Literature
Martha Woodmansee, Peter Jaszi (Editors) / Published 1994

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Book News, Inc., 06/01/94:

An interdisciplinary investigation into western culture's ways of conceptualizing creative production, consisting of 21 essays presented at a meeting sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange (date and location not noted) and published in Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal vol. 10, no 2 (no year noted). Among the wide range of topics are Helen Keller, unauthorized genders, authors' rights in England of the 16th and 17th centuries, international copyright, Spanish cinema, and teachingwriting. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

A reader, 08/27/96, rating=9:

Fascinating studies on authorship--from Gutenberg to the Net. This is a beguiling and enjoyable collection of essays on our changing ideas of authorship. Rap music and sampling, Milton's book deal, movies and the "auteur", the author and the Net -- Woodmansee and Jaszi are not only the most interesting people writing today about authorship and texts, they have assembled some of the most readable academic papers I have seen in a long time. If you have ever wondered whether e-mail is changing our notion of writing, wanted to know how copyright got started, or read John Perry Barlow on the collapse of intellectual property, this book is for you.

Table of Contents

On the Author Effect: Recovering Collectivity By Martha Woodmansee
On the Author Effect: Contemporary Copyright and Collective Creativity By Peter Jaszi
Touching Words: Helen Keller, Plagiarism, Authorship By Jim Swan
Author/izing the Celebrity: Publicity Rights, Postmodern Politics, and Unauthorized Genders By Rosemary J. Coombe
The Pragmatics of Genre: Moral Theory and Lyric Authorship in Hegel and Wordsworth By Thomas Pfau
The Interdisciplinary Future of Copyright Theory By Alfred C. Yen
Milton's Contract By Peter Lindenbaum
From Rights in Copies to Copyright: The Recognition of Authors' Rights in English Law and Practice in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries By John Feather
The Author in Court: Pope v. Curll (1741) By Mark Rose
Authority and Authenticity: Scribbling Authors and the Genius of Print in Eighteenth-Century England By Marlon B. Ross
Charles Dickens, International Copyright, and the Discretionary Silence of Martin Chuzzlewit By Gerhard Joseph
International Copyright: Structuring "the Condition of Modernity" in British Publishing By N. N. Feltes Sanctioning voice: Quotation Marks, the Abolition of Torture, and the Fifth Amendment By Margreta de Grazia
Broadcast Copyright and the Bureaucratization of Property By Thomas Streeter
Authorship and the Concept of National Cinema in Spain By Marvin D'Lugo "Don't Have to DJ No More": Sampling and the "Autonomous" Creator By David Sanjek
Beaumont and/or Fletcher: Collaboration and the Interpretation of Renaissance Drama By Jeffrey A. Masten Common Properties of Pleasure: Texts in Nineteenth Century Women's Clubs By Anne Ruggles Gere Reading and Writing the Renaissance Commonplace Book: A Question of Authorship? By Max W. Thomas Collaborative Authorship and the Teaching of Writing By Andrea A. Lunsford, Lisa Ede
The Author in Copyright: Notes for the Literary Critic By Monroe E. Price, Malla Pollack

Introduction to Literary Hermeneutics (Literature, Culture, Theory, No 9)
Peter Szondi, Martha Woodmansee (Translator) / Published 1994

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