UPDATE: Composition & Copyright (10/15/06; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Westbrook, Stephen

Deadline extended to October 15, 2006.

Composition, Copyright, and IP Law (edited collection)

Eds. Steve Westbrook, Ph.D. & Timothy Hodge, Esq.

We are seeking 500-word proposals for an interdisciplinary collection of
articles that examines the relationship between copyright law and the
activities of writing, researching, teaching, and learning. Regardless
of the particular activity or combination of activities under
discussion, we are concerned primarily with the legal, questionably
legal, and illegal production and distribution of texts, which we define
broadly to include verbal, print, auditory, visual, and new media, as
well as computer code.

We have divided the collection into three major sections. Section One is
concerned primarily with the law itself. It contains essays that discuss
recent developments in legislation (e.g. the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act) and examine implications for the public commons, the
academy, and writers and artists who rely on practices of appropriation.
Section Two focuses specifically on English studies and explores the
challenges that current copyright law presents to the rapidly changing
discipline and increasingly media-literate population of English majors.
Section Three offers a range of perspectives from across the curriculum.
It offers evidence of the ways in which professionals, teachers, and
students within fields as diverse as art history and biology have been
affected by and responded to the enforcement of copyright and
intellectual property law. We welcome contributions to any of the three
sections listed above.

Articles may take a variety of forms: e.g., textual studies, case
studies, theoretical examinations, experiential and historical
narratives, experimental research. Deadline for submission is October
15, 2006. Please email proposals and queries to Steve Westbrook at the
following address:

Steve Westbrook, Assistant Professor
Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834.

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