Faculty Detail

Martha Woodmansee
Professor of English and Law

B.A. 1968 (Northwestern), M.A. 1969 (Stanford), Ph.D. 1977 (Stanford)
Phone: 216/368-2176
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Ms. Woodmansee, who joined our faculty in 2003, has been a member of the Case English department since 1986. She has also taught at Harvard, Columbia, and Northwestern Universities. Since 1990 she has been Director of the Society for Critical Exchange, a national organization devoted to collaborative interdisciplinary work in theory. Ms. Woodmansee has published widely at the intersection of aesthetics, economics, and copyright law. She has articles in the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and the Houston Law Review. Her books include The Author, Art, and the Market (1994), a collection co-edited with Peter Jaszi, The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature (1994), and the collection, The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the Intersection of Literature and Economics (1999). A 2002 Guggenheim fellow and 2004 Fulbright fellow, her present research concerns book piracy and the emergence of international copyright during the nineteenth century.

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