The Author as Owner of Property

A Bibliography

Barthes, Roland. "The Death of the Author." 1968. Image / Music / Text. Ed. and Trans. Stephen Heath. NY: Hill & Wong, 1977. 142-8.

Chartier, Roger. The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, Libraries in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1994.

Foucault, Michel. "What is an Author?" Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews. Ed. and Trans. Donald F. Bouchard. Trans. Sherry Simon. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1977. For a critique of this essay, see Gallagher on this bibliography.

Gallagher, Catherine. Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1820. Berkeley: U of California P, 1994.

Lonsdale, Roger. "Gray and 'Allusion': The Poet as Debtor." In Studies in the Eighteenth CenturyIV. Eds. R. F. Brissenden and J. C. Eade. Canberra: Australian National UP, 1979.

Rose, Mark. "The Author as Proprietor: Donaldson v. Becket and the Genealogy of Modern Authorship." Representations 23 (Summer 1988): 51-85.

---. Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1993.

Ross, Trevor. "Copyright and the Invention of Tradition." Eighteenth-Century Studies 26.1 (Fall, 1992): 1-28.

Saunders, David. "Copyright, Obscenity and Literary History." ELH 57.2 (Summer 1990): 431-44.

---, and Ian Hunter. "Lessons from the 'Literatory': How to Historicize Authorship." Critical Inquiry 17.3 (Spring 1991): 479-509.

Woodmansee, Martha. The Author, Art, and the Market: Rereading the History of Aesthetics. New York: Columbia UP, 1994.

---. "The Genius and the Copyright: Economic and Legal Conditions of the Emergence of the 'Author.'" Eighteenth-Century Studies 17.4 (Summer 1984): 425-48.

Laura Mandell, Dept. of English, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056; Laura Mandell's Home Page.