Robert Spoo


Articles and other contributions to periodicals

  • (2013) “‘Ah, you publishing scoundrel!’ A Hauntological Reading of Privacy, Moral Rights, and the Fair Use of Unpublished Works.” LAW & LITERATURE, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Spring 2013): 85-102. [Special issue, “Futures of Fair Use,” guest-edited by Paul K. Saint Amour, Robert Spoo, and Joseph S. Jenkins.]

  • (2013) “Introduction: Futures of Fair Use,” in id. at 1-9. [Coauthored with Saint-Amour and Jenkins.]

  • (2012) Samuel Roth: Discourteous Reprinter, 5 DUBLIN JAMES JOYCE J. 99 (2012).

  • (2012) Three Myths for Aging Copyrights: Tithonus, Dorian Gray, Ulysses, 31 CARDOZO ARTS & ENT. L. J. 77 (2012). available at Westlaw.

  • (2010) Does Gender Influence Attitudes Toward Copyright in the Filk Community?, with Melissa L. Tatum, 18 AM. U. J. GENDER SOC. POL'Y & L. 219 (2010). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw.

  • (2009) Ezra Pound’s Copyright Statute: Perpetual Rights and the Problem of Heirs, 56 UCLA L. REV. 1775 (August 2009). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw.

  • (2008) Litigating the Right to Be a Scholar. 2008 JOYCE STUD. ANN. 12-21 (2008).

  • (2008) Archival Foreclosure: A Scholar’s Lawsuit Against the Estate of James Joyce. 71 AM. ARCHIVIST 544-51 (2008).

  • (2007) Copyrights and “Design-Around” Scholarship. 44 JAMES JOYCE Q. 563-85 (2007).

  • (2005) The Weight of Intangible Property and its Laws. 19 JAMES JOYCE LIT. SUPP. 10-11 (2005).

  • (2002) A Rose Is a Rose Is a Roth: New/Old Theories of Legal Liability in the Joyce World. 16 JAMES JOYCE LIT. SUPP. 3-5 (2002).

  • (2002) Current Copyright Law and Fair Use. 33 J. SCHOLARLY PUB. 125-41 (2002).

  • (2001) Copyright Law and Archival Research. 24 J. MOD. LIT. 205-12 (2000/2001).

  • (2000) Injuries, Remedies, Moral Rights, and the Public Domain. 37 JAMES JOYCE Q. 333-51 (2000).

  • (2000) Deluxe Editions and the Copyright Monopoly. 14 JAMES JOYCE LIT. SUPP. 7-8 (2000).

  • (1999) Copyright and the Ends of Ownership: The Case for a Public-Domain Ulysses in America. 1999 JOYCE STUD. ANN. 5-62 (1999).

  • (1999) “No Word Is an Island”: Textualism and Aesthetics in Akhil Reed Amar’s The Bill of Rights. 33 U. RICH. L. REV. 537-78 (1999). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw.

  • (1998) Copyright Protectionism and Its Discontents: The Case of James Joyce's Ulysses in America, 108 YALE L. J. 633-67 (1998). available at HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw.

  • (1998) Fair Use of Unpublished Works: Scholary Research and Copyright Case Law Since 1992. 34 TULSA L. J. 183-200 (1998). availbable at HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw.

  • (1998) Joyce Scholars, Editors, and Imaginary Readers. 60 COLLEGE ENGLISH 330-35 (1998).

  • (1997) Ulysses and the Ten Years War: A Survey of Missed Opportunities. 10 TEXT: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ANNUAL OF TEXTUAL STUDIES 107-18 (1997).

  • (1995) Unpublished Letters of Ezra Pound to James, Nora, and Stanislaus Joyce. 32 JAMES JOYCE Q. 533-81 (1995).

  • (1995) Editing H.D.’s Asphodel: Selected Emendations and Notes. 14 SAGETRIEB 13-26 (1995).

  • (1994) The Making of Modern American Poetry: Four Aspects. 55 PRINCETON UNIV. LIBR. CHRON. 365-86 (1994).

Books authored

  • (2013) WITHOUT COPYRIGHTS: PIRACY, PUBLISHING, AND THE PUBLIC DOMAIN (New York: Oxford University Press, July 2013). [335 pages + index + 15 illustrations.]

  • (2008) COPYRIGHT AND JOYCE. LITIGATING THE WORD: JAMES JOYCE IN THE COURTS (Dublin, Ireland: James Joyce Centre, 2008).

  • (2004) THREE MYTHS FOR AGING COPYRIGHTS: TITHONUS, DORIAN GRAY, ULYSSES (Dublin, Ireland: National Library of Ireland Joyce Studies Series, No. 6, 2004).

  • (1999) EZRA AND DOROTHY POUND: LETTERS IN CAPTIVITY, 1945-1946 (with Omar Pound) (New York & Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1999).

  • (1996) H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), KORA AND KA (New York: New Directions, 1996).

  • (1996) JAMES JOYCE AND THE SUBJECT OF HISTORY (with Mark Wollaeger & Victor Luftig) (Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1996).

  • (1994) JAMES JOYCE AND THE LANGUAGE OF HISTORY: DEDALUS’S NIGHTMARE (New York & Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1994).

  • (1992) H.D., ASPHODEL (Durham & London: Duke Univ. Press, 1992).

  • (1988) EZRA POUND AND MARGARET CRAVENS: A TRAGIC FRIENDSHIP, 1910-1912 (with Omar Pound) (Durham & London: Duke Univ. Press, 1988).

Chapters and other contributions to collective works

  • (2012) “Ezra Pound's Copyright Statute: Perpetual Rights and the Problem of Heirs.” COPYRIGHT LAW VOLUME II: APPLICATION TO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN THE 20TH CENTURY, ed. Brian Fitzgerald and Benedict Atkinson (Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, 2012). [UCLA L. Rev. article (supra) invited for inclusion in Ashgate’s Library of Essays on Copyright Law.]

  • (2012) Contributing Author. Bruce P. Keller et al., COPYRIGHT LAW: A PRACTIONER'S GUIDE, (New York: Practising Law Institute, 2009-2012), Revisions Nos 10-12.

  • (2011) “Tres mitos para envejecimiento de los copyrights: Titono, Dorian Gray, Ulises.” FUNCION LENGUAJE: REVISTA MULTIDISCIPLINAR, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Madrid Creative Writing School, Fall 2011): 11-38. [Spanish translation, by Iris Bernal and Ernesto Bottini, of Three Myths for Aging Copyrights: Tithonus, Dorian Gray, Ulysses. Specially requested for inaugural issue of journal.]

  • (2010) Intellectual Property and Vietnam’s Higher Education System, with Dao Anh Tuan. REFORMING HIGHER EDUCATION IN VIETNAM: CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES, ed. Grant Harmon et al. (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2010).

  • (2010) Ezra Pound, Legislator: Perpetual Copyright and Unfair Competition with the Dead, in MODERNISM AND COPYRIGHT, ed. Paul K. Saint-Amour (Oxford University Press, 2010).

  • (2010) Law, in EZRA POUND IN CONTEXT, ed. Ira B. Nadel (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

  • (2009) “For God’s sake, publish; only be sure of your rights”: Virginia Woolf, Copyright, and Scholarship. EDITING WOOLF/WOOLF EDITING: SELECTED PAPERS FROM THE 18TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON VIRGINIA WOOLF, ed. Wayne Chapman (Clemson: Clemson Univ. Press, 2009).

  • (2004) Ulysses, Bloomsday, and Copyright. YES I SAID I WILL YES (New York: Vintage Books, 2004).

  • (1999) Genders of History in “Nestor”. ULYSSES: ENGENDERED PERSPECTIVES, ed. Kimberly Devlin & Marilyn Reizbaum (Columbia, SC: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1999).

  • (1997) H.D. Prosed: The Future of an Imagist Poet. THE FUTURE OF MODERNISM, ed. Hugh Witemeyer (Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1997): 201-221.

  • (1993) Uncanny Returns in “The Dead”: Ibsenian Intertexts and the Estranged Infant. JOYCE: THE RETURN OF THE REPRESSED, ed. Susan Stanford Friedman (Ithaca & London: Cornell Univ. Press, 1993): 89-113.

  • (1985) THE DYING SORCERER: POEMS BY OMAR POUND (Nova Scotia: Tarlane Press, 1985). [Introduction and selection]