[ilds] academic reviewers

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Tue May 29 13:56:30 PDT 2007


I meant that he's a "hack."


At 04:13 PM 5/29/2007, you wrote:
>He should be held to the basic standard of integrity that a reader of
>book reviews expects.  Otherwise it is just toilet paper.
>
>:Michael
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>On Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at 07:49  pm, william godshalk wrote:
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> > 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?
> >
> > Bill
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