What is plagiarism? Why is originality so important? These books explore the history of plagiarism, along with discussions of scandals in publishing, academia, and beyond. The bottom line is: Don't do it!
by Thomas Mallon. Harcourt. From the publisher: "Award-winning author Thomas Mallon begins in the seventeenth century and pushes forward toward scandals in publishing, academia, and Hollywood, exploring the motivations, consequences, and emotional reverberations of an intriguing and distressingly widespread practice."
by Pauline Kewes. Palgrave. From the publisher: "Variously centered on translations of the Bible, historiography, drama, poetry, dance treatises, sermons, and colonial grammars, the essays show how a nexus of concepts developed between the Renaissance and the early 19th centuryplagiarism, imitation, forgery, copyright, and intellectual propertyand how they have been defined and contested."
by Christopher B. Ricks. Oxford University Press. From the publisher: "Christopher Ricks is among the best known living critics. His third collection of essays, several newly written for this book, is strongly focused on the theme of how writers--especially but not exclusively poets--make use of other writers' work..."
by Judy Anderson. McFarland & Company. From the publisher: "Over 600 articles written from 1900 through 1995, fully annotated, covering a wide range, from anecdotes in popular magazines to discussions in academic journals. The entries are in three parts: the money trail; the detection and proof of violations and the punishment of offenders; and defending one's property."
by Francis A. Burkle-Young, and Saundra Maley. University Press of America. From the publisher: "This book shows why footnotes are valuable, even essential, as a part of writing in the context of the scientific and historical methods of research; how easy it is to become thoroughly familiar with the various types of notes and when to employ them; and how to create footnotes..."
by Marilyn Randall. University of Toronto Press. From the publisher: "Randall turns her focus on the critical debates surrounding cases of perceived plagiarism. Her study ranges over centuries, charting the progress of plagiarism in the history of Western letters from its first appearance in Roman times to contemporary disputes about intellectual property."
by A.B. McKillop. Four Walls Eight Windows. From the publisher: "From accounts of their contrasting lives, personal memoirs, and the courtroom transcript - where Deeks fought her case of plagiarism - McKillop weaves the story like a legal thriller. 'The Spinster and the Prophet' is not only about a citizen's day in court, but about who is entitled to write history and who is not."
by Siva Vaidhyanathan. New York University Press. From the publisher: "In 'Copyrights and Copywrongs,' Siva Vaidhyanathan tracks the history of American copyright law through the twentieth century."
by Rebecca Moore Howard. Greenwood Publishing Group. From the publisher: "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."
by Ann Lathrop, and Kathleen E. Foss. Greenwood Publishing. From the publisher: "Put a stop to high-tech and more traditional low-tech forms of cheating and plagiarism... Sample policies for developing academic integrity, reproducible lessons for students and faculty, and lists of helpful online and print resources are included."