Poshard defends dissertation against plagiarism charges – Campus

The student paper at Southern Illinois University publishes an analysis, assisted by an anonymous source, of evidence of plagiarism in the dissertation written by the SIU president. “I could have made a mistake,” Poshard said. “I’m not saying I didn’t.” The Daily Egyptian recently obtained copies of Poshard’s dissertation and original works from a source close to Alumni and Faculty Against Corruption at SIU. The source, who insisted on anonymity,…

Morris Dickstein on the Critical Landscape Today

Morris Dickstein: Book review editors often have difficulty convincing their bosses that the news about books is in the books themselves, not in mega-buck contracts, bestseller chitchat, and profiles of famous authors. Truly conscientious reviewers are not exactly a beloved breed: authors sensitive to criticism detest them, publishers would love to coopt them, and academics rarely respect those who write for a wider public, not for other scholars. Yet book…