[ilds] Should he?

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Tue May 29 11:58:29 PDT 2007

Yes, as a matter of personal integrity.  I don't believe in multiple standards and personalities.


-----Original Message-----
>From: william godshalk <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
>Sent: May 29, 2007 11:49 AM
>To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: academic reviewers

>Just to make sure that everyone understands, professional reviewers 
>are not academic reviewers. We academics may take months to read and 
>analyze the book we are reviewing, and then carefully write a 
>substantial essay that indeed has something to add to the book's 
>major thesis. We rarely get paid for our labors -- beyond keeping the 
>book that we've reviewed.
>If Eagleton writes as an academic, then he should follow our basic 
>procedures of honest reviewing. If he writes as a hack, then he 
>should not be held to academic standards -- should he?
>W. L. Godshalk		*
>Department of English         *
>University of Cincinnati            Stellar disorder  *
>Cincinnati OH 45221-0069      *

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