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Borrowed Feathers free pdf In our days plagiarism has become a subject of frequent dispute, accentuated by conflicts regarding the use of sources in textbooks, the way journalists and students use the internet in their writing, etc. The aim of this volume is a joint effort by a group of leading scholars to historicise the pressing contemporary problem of plagiarism by looking closely at various practices of textual transfer among a number of Early Modern writers. The focus of this book is plagiarism as practiced and perceived in Early Modern times (15th to 17th century), in its relation and opposition to the accepted and canonical mode of literary/artistic appropriation, namely imitation (in its many different forms). The book seeks a concept of plagiarism prior to our modern, post-romanticism understanding of the term.In the Early Modern period, the concept as such was never clearly defined, most likely because it was not conceived in opposition to romantic originality, but in the same spectrum as imitation. There was no legal protection of literary property at the time, beyond the eventual rights of the print house. Rising authorial consciousness and the development of print culture increased the sensitivity to issues of plagiarism throughout the period. This book goes beyond the repetition of commonplaces about the early history of plagiarism with a strong line-up of specialists, including world class scholars such as Kathy Eden, Timothy Hampton, Marie-Luce Demonet and Terence Cave. The contributions to the volume showcase diversity in geography (from Mediterranean to Northern Europe) and textual matter (including literary, scientific and diplomatic writings).

About Hall Bjornstad

Hall Bjornstad is Postdoctoral fellow in French literature at the University of Oslo. He has published on Pascal, the French literary baroque and Beckett, in addition to co-editing and contributing to various volumes on French literature and philosophy in Norwegian. Most recent is his annotated translation of Pascal's "Pensees" (Oslo, Pax, 2007).

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Author : Hall Bjornstad
Publisher : Oslo Academic Press
Data Published : 05 June 2008
ISBN : 8274773330
EAN : 9788274773332
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 257 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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