Thursday, July 21, 2011
This week, thanks to Girl Scholar and Nicoleandmaggie, I got introduced to the concept of "getting scooped". I had honestly never heard of the concept before. As I wrote in a comment to Nicoleandmaggie's post, I have abandoned, early on in my career, working on a novel because somebody close to me was working on it too. But that novel is now a central part of my book project. Now Girl Scholar is an historian, and NM work on the social sciences. Is the idea of "getting scooped" common in the literary studies field, or we just repeat ourselves endlessly? Can you give me examples?