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Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

David S. Roh


What is the cultural value of illegal works that violate the copyrights of popular fiction? Why do they persist despite clear, stringent intellectual property laws? Drawing upon the disciplines of new media, law, and literary studies, Illegal Literature argues that recent emergence of “extralegal” works--texts often representative of subcultural elements--function as a crucial part of a system designed to spur the evolution of culture. Over the course of four chapters, this book: reconsiders subcultural voices relegated to the periphery in cultural studies, and articulates the need for conside ... More

Keywords: Digital humanities, fan fiction, dojinshi, manga, formalism, open source, copyright, intellectual property, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816695751
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David S. Roh, author
University of Utah

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