18c Perspectives on Authorship, Part II

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18c Perspectives on Authorship, Part II

  1. 1. 18c Perspectives, IISaturday, February 9, 13
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  3. 3. An act for the encouragement of learning, by vesting the copies of printed books in the authors or purchasers of such copies, during the times therein mentioned.Saturday, February 9, 13
  4. 4. Already printed: term of one and twenty yearsSaturday, February 9, 13
  5. 5. Not printed: fourteen yearsSaturday, February 9, 13
  6. 6. Remedies based on property: offender or offenders shall forfeit such book or books, and all and every sheet or sheets, being part of such book or books, to the proprietor or proprietors of the copy thereof, who shall forthwith damask, and make waste paper of them; and further, That every such offender or offenders shall forfeit one penny for every sheet which shall be found in his, her, or their custody...Saturday, February 9, 13
  7. 7. registration deposit of 9 copiesSaturday, February 9, 13
  8. 8. no provisions for censorshipSaturday, February 9, 13
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  10. 10. Professor UCSB Department of English Areas of expertise: • Shakespeare Renaissance Literature • Science fiction • History and theory of intellectual propertySaturday, February 9, 13
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  12. 12. • Fellow of Royal Society of Literature, 1973 • Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1981–82 • Fellow of Huntington Library, California, 1985 • Fellow of British Academy, 1992-, Member of Council 1996-2000 • Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University, 1992-1996 • Visiting Fellow Commoner, Trinity College, Cambridge University, 1998–99Saturday, February 9, 13
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  15. 15. coffee house cultureSaturday, February 9, 13
  16. 16. but also secret societiesSaturday, February 9, 13
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  21. 21. Areopagitica EikonoklastesSaturday, February 9, 13
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  24. 24. What does Milton tell us about the relationship between authors and Stationers?Saturday, February 9, 13
  25. 25. What do Milton’s metaphors argue about authors and books?Saturday, February 9, 13
  26. 26. Seth: In this struggle between unfettered and fettered public discourse, we find Milton deploying his typically “heroic prose,” to use Richard Weaver’s description, in defense of the free circulation of printed material: For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively and as vigorously productive as those fabulous dragon’s teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men. It seems that the concept of personal, individual ownership of written work is latent if not emergent in Miltons’ defense of print. Rose unpacks the sexual connotations of Milton’s words—books are here linked with the vital seed that men are wont to “sow” into the world...Saturday, February 9, 13
  27. 27. Stationers and Civil SocietySaturday, February 9, 13
  28. 28. St. Clair on MetaphorSaturday, February 9, 13
  29. 29. Theresa: What do we do with the idea of property as metaphor?Saturday, February 9, 13
  30. 30. Why does St. Clair say the study of metaphor is vital to the study of IP?Saturday, February 9, 13
  31. 31. • Commonwealth • Metaphors of the body • Disguise • Gardens • Property • Piracy • Landed property • Moveable propertySaturday, February 9, 13
  32. 32. rivalrous vs non-rivalrous goodsSaturday, February 9, 13

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