The case of Jack London : plagiarism, creativity, and authorship

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anna V. Deadrick (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Keith Newlin

Abstract: The notion of authorship has undergone many changes from the Middle Ages until today. The demand for originality raises questions what authorship and the legitimate use of source materials in writing are. Plagiarism is often suspected when it seems that a writer abused the materials that helped shape the work of literature. The development of technologies such as the World Wide Web and hypertext casts a new light on the problem of authorship and plagiarism and questions the roles of writers and readers in the creation of a text. This thesis explores the notions of authorship, originality, creativity, and plagiarism within a case study of Jack London’s role in creation of his novel The Call of the Wild.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Authorship in literature, Plagiarism, Originality in literature
Subjects
Authorship in literature
Originality in literature
Plagiarism