Faculty Book: David Gerstner

Cynthia Chris and David A. Gerstner, eds.

Media Authorship
(Routledge, 2012)

In this volume, media and film scholars explore the theoretical debates around authorship, intention, and identity within the rapidly transforming industry of new media. Defining media broadly—from visual arts to videogames, from textiles to television—contributors consider how artists, designers, do-it-yourselfers, media professionals, scholars, and others decide who has the right to claim authorship. They ask which institutional prerogatives and legal debates around intellectual property rights, fair use, and copyright have a bearing on concepts of authorship in “new media.” By addressing these issues, Media Authorship demonstrates how the age-old concept of an artwork’s creator, as formulated eons ago, for instance, in written works or paintings, is now being contested and rethought by new practices in the digital media environment. David Gerstner serves on the doctoral faculty in theatre and film studies.

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Submitted on: DEC 20, 2012

Category: Faculty Books, Film Studies, Theatre