Description - Plagiarism in Early Modern England by Paulina Kewes
What is plagiarism? How was it understood and judged in early modern England? This interdisciplinary study sets out at once to theorize and historicize plagiarism. The first part launches a vigorous debate about the ethical, philosophical, artistic and legal implications of plagiarism. Individual essays in part two provide historical case studies. Variously centred 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 century - plagiarism, imitation, forgery, copyright and intellectual property - and how they have been defined and contested.
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Author Biography - Paulina Kewes
PAULINA KEWES is Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Her publications include Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710 (Clarendon Press, 1998) and articles on Shakespeare, Dryden, and the drama from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century. She is completing a book on theatrical representations of history in early modern England.