Copyright Reversion

After enactment of the first copyright law in England in 1710 (the Statute of Anne), rights to works reverted to the author after a period of 14 years--if the author were alive. If not, the works entered the public domain. A living writer could renew copyright for an additional 14 years. Reversion to authorial control, … Continue reading Copyright Reversion

Reaction to Our Peer Review Panel

After delivering my talk as part of a panel on academic peer review at the Modern Language Association annual convention yesterday, I felt extremely let down. I did not feel I had read well, and had fumbled the questions afterwards. Part of the problem was that I delivered the talk via Skype and was unable … Continue reading Reaction to Our Peer Review Panel