A conversation I've had often lately with many different folks--from agents to writers to academics--focusses on the right to enter into, quote from, and expand upon the texts of others. Skeptical as I am about the intention of many academics, I do of course, argue for access. Particularly creative access. One Stephen Joyce however, elevates the whole matter to the extreme. The New Yorker has a word or two with Joyce, and traces Joycean scholars.