Welcome to Arcade, a digital salon.
Arcade is a place for readers and writers interested in literature, the humanities, and the world. We aim to publish a broad range of the most exciting research in the humanities, from the accessible to the esoteric, across languages, historical periods, and generations.
Under our three rubrics—Conversations, Transactions, and Publications—we offer an array of blogs, journals that seek to redefine their genre, forums for the exchange of ideas and observations, videocasts and podcasts, and other features for scholars, students, and the public. Our international, multilingual community is committed to redrawing, and sometimes erasing, the lines between contributors and readers.
All of our features are intended to be the best of their kind: curated but participatory, technologically rich in the service of intellectual exchange, and open to multiple modalities. Arcade belongs to the Open Access movement in scholarly publishing.
Arcade changes every day. Daily updates will be found in Conversations, the most topical section. We host about thirty invited, single-author blogs by scholars, critics, poets, and others in the humanities and arts. Anyone may join the conversation and comment on these blogs. Please consult our comment policy.
Under Transactions, ArcadeWorks is a feature that enables you to convene a virtual seminar to discuss work in progress. Multimedia contains audio and (soon) video of scholarly lectures from different institutions. Coming soon in partnership with the Stanford Humanities Center, Interventions will bring short essays by scholars on matters of broad public interest.
And under our third rubric, Publications, we are delighted to introduce two new digital-only journals, Republics of Letters and Occasion.
In time we expect to offer virtual books that will both extend the reach of scholarly publishing into new areas and revive stale or neglected categories such as the study of one writer, the festschrift, and the collection of essays. Moreover, we are working on a number of new features that bring interactivity to conventional areas of literary studies. These many venues are indispensable to showing research in the humanities in all its complexity, with outcomes as unpredictable as those in other disciplines.
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