Modernism and Copyright by Paul K. Saint-AmourModernism and Copyright by Paul K. Saint-Amour

Modernism and Copyright

EditorPaul K. Saint-Amour

Paperback | December 22, 2010

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Copyright looms large in the digital world. As users and creators of expressive works, we all know more about copyright than we did a decade ago. But scholars of modernism have felt a special urgency in grappling with this branch of law, whose rapid expansion in recent years has prolonged orrevived the rights in many modernist works. Indeed, thanks to public clashes between estates and users, 'modernism' has lately begun to seem like a byword for contested intellectual property. At the same time, today's volatile legal climate has prompted us to ask how modernism was, from itsbeginning, shaped by intellectual property law-and how modernists sought variously to exploit, reform, anoint, and evade copyright. We are beginning to discover, too, how copyright's transatlantic and imperial asymmetries during the modernist decades helped set the stage for its geopolitical role inthe new millennium.Modernism and Copyright is the first book to take up these questions and discoveries in all their urgency. A truly multi-disciplinary study, it brings together essays by well-known scholars of literature, theater, cinema, music, and law as well as by practicing lawyers and caretakers of modernistliterary estates. Its contributors' methods are as diverse as the works they discuss: Ezra Pound's copyright statute and Charlie Parker's bebop compositions feature here, as do early Chaplin, EverQuest, and the Madison Avenue memo. As our portrait of modernism expands and fragments, Modernism andCopyright locates works like these on one of the few landscapes they all clearly share: the uneven terrain of intellectual property law.
Paul K. Saint-Amour is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination.
Title:Modernism and CopyrightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:December 22, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsSeries Editors' ForewordPaul K. Saint-Amour: "Introduction: Modernism and the Lives of Copyright"I: Portraits of the Modernist As CopywrightRobert Spoo: "Ezra Pound, Legislator: Perpetual Rights and Unfair Competition with the Dead"Celia Marshik: "Thinking Back through Copyright: Freedom and Fair Use in Virginia Woolf's Nonfiction"II: Melodic Properties of the Culture SystemMark Osteen: "Rhythm Changes: Contrafacts, Copyright, and Jazz Modernism"Joanna Demers: "Melody, Theft, and High Culture"III: The Fall and Rise of Remix CulturePeter Decherney: "Gag Orders: Comedy, Chaplin, and Copyright"W. Ron Gard and Elizabeth Townsend Gard: "Marked by Modernism: Reconfiguring the 'Traditional Contours of Copyright Law' for the Twenty-First Century"IV: Regimes of Attribution and PublicityCatherine L. Fisk: "The Modern Author at Work on Madison Avenue"Oliver Gerland: "Modernism and the Emergence of the Right of Publicity: From Hedda Gabler to Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon"V: Biography, Privacy, and CopyrightMark A. Fowler: "'The Quick in Pursuit of the Dead': Ian Hamilton and the Clash Between Literary Biographers and Copyright Owners"Carol Loeb Shloss: "Privacy and the Misuse of Copyright: The Case of Shloss v. The Estate of James Joyce"VI: Calving the WindStanford G. Gann, Jr.: "Beyond the Grave: Continuing Life Through Great Works"Mary de Rachewiltz: "Mens Sine Affectu"VII: Modernism After ModernismJoseph R. Slaughter: "'It's good to be primitive': (Re)Placing Africa at the Ends of Modernism"Eric Hayot and Edward Wesp: "Solomon's Bluff: Virtual Property and the Aesthetics of Modern Worldmaking"Appendix: Copyright Protection and Users' Rights-Frequently Asked QuestionsBibliographyNotes on ContributorsIndex