Standing in the Shadow of Giants: Plagiarists, Authors, Collaborators (Paperback)
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Standing in the Shadow of Giants: Plagiarists, Authors, Collaborators (Paperback)

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Paperback 212 Pages / Published: 18/05/1999
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Who's cheating whom in college writing instruction? This book argues that through binary privileging of the real author (the inspired, autonomous genius) over the transgressive writer (the collaborator or the plagiarist), composition pedagogy deprives students of important opportunities to join in scholarly discourse and assume authorial roles. From Plato's paradoxical dependence on and rejection of Homer, to Jerome McGann's dismissal of copyright as the hand of the dead, Standing in the Shadow of Giants surveys changes and conflicts in Western theories of authorship. From this survey emerges an account of how and why plagiarism became important to academic culture; how and why current pedagogical representations of plagiarism contradict contemporary theory of authorship; why the natural, necessary textual strategy of patchwriting is mis-classified as academic dishonesty; and how teachers might craft pedagogy that authorizes student writing instead of criminalizing it.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781567504378
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
?Comprehensive and thoughtful, her book reviews the history of rhetoric to discover how the direct incorporation of an author's words without explicit acknowledgement, what we call plagerism, has slipped from its place as a recognized and valuable mode of classical and medievil scholarly discourse to that which is "immortal, transgressive-a threat to culture, the academy, and writing"926). Her final recommendations for pedagogy and policy will challenge many readers to radically re-think their definitions of plagiarism and their process for teaching students to master academic writing....This book gives us much to think about, and anyone pursuing a coherent understanding of plagerism in her university or classroom, or even her own scholarship, would be well-advised to consider the historical, theoretical, pedagogical, and professional discussions offered here....[t]his book demands that we direct our attention to plagerism with the integrity, complexity, and wisdom that our students deserve.?-Composition Studies
"Comprehensive and thoughtful, her book reviews the history of rhetoric to discover how the direct incorporation of an author's words without explicit acknowledgement, what we call plagerism, has slipped from its place as a recognized and valuable mode of classical and medievil scholarly discourse to that which is "immortal, transgressive-a threat to culture, the academy, and writing"926). Her final recommendations for pedagogy and policy will challenge many readers to radically re-think their definitions of plagiarism and their process for teaching students to master academic writing....This book gives us much to think about, and anyone pursuing a coherent understanding of plagerism in her university or classroom, or even her own scholarship, would be well-advised to consider the historical, theoretical, pedagogical, and professional discussions offered here....[t]his book demands that we direct our attention to plagerism with the integrity, complexity, and wisdom that our students deserve."-Composition Studies

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