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Author Horn, Mirjam, author.

Title Postmodern plagiarisms : cultural agenda and aesthetic strategies of appropriation in US-American literature (1970-2010) / Mirjam Horn.

Publication Info. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 286 pages) : color illustrations
Series Anglia book series, 0340-5435 ; 49
Buchreihe der Anglia ; 49.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-282) and index.
Contents Introducing plagiarism beyond illegitimate plunder -- Framing plagiarism as a postmodern negotiation of authorship and text sovereignty -- Authorship and its nemeses: plagiarism as unoriginal practice -- The commodification of literature and the economic value of authorial attribution -- The extra-aesthetic notion of plagiarism: the case of literary theft -- Under siege: challenging textual integrity and individual authorship -- Writing beyond petty theft: critifiction, context, and neo-conceptual writing -- Everything can be said and must be said in any possible way: stealing away with critifiction and playgiarism -- Disowning meaning and male authority: feminist plagiarist context -- Neo-conceptual uncreative writing of the twenty-first century -- Plagiarism as writing practice in US postmodern literature -- Practicing theory with critifiction: Raymond Federman's Double or nothing (1971/1991) -- Context as dissident feminist writing: Kathy Acker's Empire of the senseless (1988) -- Neo-conceptual appropriative writing -- Uncreative writing as constrained transcription: Kenneth Goldsmith's Day (2003) -- Appropriating legal texts: Vanessa Place's Tragodía i: statement of facts (2010) -- Appropriate and erase: Yedda Morrison's Darkness (chapter 1) -- Conclusion: the present and future of strategic appropriation in the arts.
Summary Postmodern Plagiarisms investigates literary plagiarism and how it serves as a strategic act in several postmodern US-American texts. The book discusses the strong link between author and text at the interface between economics, law, and literary theory, and the complex process of its subversive violation. As a consequence, literary plagiarism is seen as a cultural litmus test for the dynamic notions of authorship, originality, and creativity.
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Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Plagiarism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Plagiarism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Imitation in literature.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Horn, Mirjam. Postmodern Plagiarisms : Cultural Agenda and Aesthetic Strategies of Appropriation in US-American Literature (1970-2010). Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, ©2015 9783110378955
ISBN 3110379104 (PDF)
9783110379112 (print/ebook)
3110379112 (print/ebook)
9783110379105 (electronic bk.)
9783110378955 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
3110378957 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9783110394269 (EPUB)