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Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age
By Caroline Eisner (editor) and Martha Vicinus (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Michigan Pr
Publication date March 10, 2008
Pages 269
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780472050345
ISBN-10 0472050346
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $30.95
Other format details university press
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"At long last, a discussion of plagiarism that doesn't stop at 'Don't do it or else,' but does full justice to the intellectual interest of the topic!"
---Gerald Graff, author of Clueless in Academe and 2008 President, Modern Language Association

This collection is a timely intervention in national debates about what constitutes original or plagiarized writing in the digital age. Somewhat ironically, the Internet makes it both easier to copy and easier to detect copying. The essays in this volume explore the complex issues of originality, imitation, and plagiarism, particularly as they concern students, scholars, professional writers, and readers, while also addressing a range of related issues, including copyright conventions and the ownership of original work, the appropriate dissemination of innovative ideas, and the authority and role of the writer/author. Throughout these essays, the contributors grapple with their desire to encourage and maintain free access to copyrighted material for noncommercial purposes while also respecting the reasonable desires of authors to maintain control over their own work.

Both novice and experienced teachers of writing will learn from the contributors' practical suggestions about how to fashion unique assignments, teach about proper attribution, and increase students' involvement in their own writing. This is an anthology for anyone interested in how scholars and students can navigate the sea of intellectual information that characterizes the digital/information age.

"Eisner and Vicinus have put together an impressive cast of contributors who cut through the war on plagiarism to examine key specificities that often get blurred by the rhetoric of slogans. It will be required reading not only for those concerned with plagiarism, but for the many more who think about what it means to be an author, a student, a scientist, or anyone who negotiates and renegotiates the meaning of originality and imitation in collaborative and information-intensive settings."
---Mario Biagioli, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University, and coeditor of Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science

"This is an important collection that addresses issues of great significance to teachers, to students, and to scholars across several disciplines. . . . These essays tackle their topics head-on in ways that are both accessible and provocative."
---Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English, Claude and Louise Rosenberg Jr. Fellow, and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and coauthor of Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing

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With Martha Vicinus (other contributor) | from Univ of Michigan Pr (March 10, 2008)
9780472070343 | details & prices | 269 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $80.00
About: "At long last, a discussion of plagiarism that doesn't stop at 'Don't do it or else,' but does full justice to the intellectual interest of the topic!
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With Martha Vicinus (other contributor) | from Univ of Michigan Pr (March 10, 2008)
9780472050345 | details & prices | 269 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $30.95
About: "At long last, a discussion of plagiarism that doesn't stop at 'Don't do it or else,' but does full justice to the intellectual interest of the topic!

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