Progress on e1.d1
Fastwrite: Jot down some notes in response to the following questions:
- What form will your e1 take?
- What will it be about?
- List four or five specific sources you know you will use.
x3: Posner, Wolff, and Gladwell
- Daniel Campos, “Copy and Taste”
- John Hosey, “Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity”
- Avery Lennard, “Who’s Behind the Barrel?”
- Deb Mayers, “Affecting Plagiarism”
- What term or concept from Posner does the author work with?
- What term or concept does the author suggest may be missing from Posner’s work?
- What does the author add to our discussions of plagiarism so far?
- Wed, 2/15, class: Bring a print-out of your e1.d1. We will work with these in class.
- Thurs, 2/16, 9:00 am: Post your e1.d.1 to your group folder in Dropbox.
- Mon, 2/20, 9:00 am: Post your responses to the other drafts in your group to Dropbox. This will count as x5.
- Mon, 2/20, class: Workshop e1.d1.
Introductions: Covers and remixes
- First page: Name, assignment, date, title
- Running Head: Name, assignment, page number
- Different first page: Format—document—layout
Changes to schedule
- x3/Posner: Due, Fri, 2/03, 9:00 am
- Class, Mon, 2/06: Discuss Lethem and fellow plagiarists (Nielsen, Sharma, Wang, Zhang)
- Conferences, Tues, 2/07, and Wed, 2/08: Discuss x4 (plan for e1)
- Wed, 2/08: No class
- Mon, 2/13: Discuss Posner and x3
Posner, The Little Book of Plagiarism
Viewing plagiarism as a form of fraud and hence as dependent on inducing reliance by readers or other audience for the plagiarizing work can help us distinguish plagiaristic from non-plagiaristic copying. (40)
Fastwrite: Explain this statement in your own words. Be ready to illustrate your explanation with examples of what Posner would consider plagiaristic and non-plagiaristic copying. (Your examples may come from Posner’s book or elsewhere.)
- Fri, 2/03, 9:00 am: Post x3 to Dropbox
- Mon, 2/06, class: Read Lethem and fellow plagiarists. Read e1 and x4.
- Tues, 2/07, or Wed, 2/08: Bring x4 with you to our conference (311 Allen)
Moment of Zen
More than the other writers we’ve read so far, Richard Posner offers a kind of theory of plagiarism—an attempt to define what it is, when and how it is harmful, and how it should be punished.
I’d like you to write a brief essay in which you read either Gladwell or Wolff through the critical lens offered by Posner. Try to focus on an instance or example in one of their texts that Posner helps you think about in a different way. What might Posner say, for instance, about the case Byrony Lavery, or about Led Zeppelin, or about the narrator in Old School? You don’t need to agree with Posner; rather, you need to bring two texts together (either Posner and Gladwell, or Posner and Wolff) so that we notice something new about one (or both) of them.
You’ll want to refer to specific passages from the texts you are discussing. Please post your essay to Dropbox by Thurs, 2/02, at 9:00 am.