Pink Pirates [electronic resource] : Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright / Caren Irr.
- Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2010.
1 online resource (233 p.)
- Feminism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Law and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Piracy (Copyright) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Intellectual property in literature.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- Today, copyright is everywhere, surrounded by a thicket of no-trespassing signs that mark creative work as private property. Caren Irr's Pink Pirates asks how contemporary novelists-represented by Ursula Le Guin, Andrea Barrett, Kathy Acker, and Leslie Marmon Silko-have read those signs, arguing that for feminist writers in particular copyright often conjures up the persistent exclusion of women from ownership. Bringing together voices from law schools, courtrooms, and the writer's desk, Irr shows how some of the most inventive contemporary feminist novelists have reacted to this history.
- Introduction: the problem of copyright
A feminist history of copyright: 1710 to 2010
The maternal commons: Reyher, Kroeber, and Le Guin
Appropriating Inuit fashions: from Donna Karan to the scientific fictions of Andrea Barrett
Obscenity versus freedom of speech: the outside of ownership in Kathy Acker's Pussy, king of the pirates
Transracial parody: 2 live crew meets Leslie Marmon Silko
Conclusion: toward a pink commons.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -214) and index.
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