Friday, April 07, 2006

(Not so) New Publication

I finally got my copy of the three volume encyclopedia co-edited by S.T. Joshi and Stefan Dziemianowicz for which I wrote entries on Clive Barker (80-84) and on his Books of Blood (138-139). It's quite an honor to be among so many stellar writers and scholars. Primarily designed as a reference books for public libraries, high schools and universities, I'm certainly not expecting folks to pick up individual copies for themselves! However, couldn't YOUR local library use a copy?

And yes, as always, I am sure high school students are plagiarizing entries as we speak!


Bobby Kuechenmeister said...


Is plagiarism not a sad state of affairs? I never understand why students do that because it is a simple task to attribute the source. I may have said it before, but one professor I knew in undergrad hangs a small plastic skeleton outside her office from a string with a sign on it that says, "Plagiarizers".

Dr. Richard Scott Nokes said...

How could they be plagiarizing? After all, they'd have to go to a library to find it. Most plagiarists avoid libraries as if they might burst into flames as they pass through the door.

Now, if you wrote a Wikipedia entry, THAT would be plagiarized.

K. A. Laity said...

Ha ha -- you've got a point, Scott. I'm thinkin' old school. Most of my students plagiarize from Pink Monkey and Spark Notes. Bobby, you are right -- it really is pretty easy to credit sources, but you still have to fill the space in around the long block quotes (although judging by my latest batch of papers, not with very much).

And I have written a couple of Wikipedia entries, so perhaps I am being plagiarized after all!