Well, it's been a while since I did one of these posts, partly because the rising tides of referrer spam compromise our analytics, sending me into fits of rage, but more importantly obscuring some of our real referrers. It's an ongoing battle, folks!

But that doesn't mean Arcade and various Arcadians have been idle—far from it.


For your delectation, here's another brief edition of Arcade spottings around the web.


Linking is practically the whole point of the web, so I think I'm going to try and pipe up every once in a while to point out places where Arcade has been linked. Of recent note:


One of the great virtues of blogging, to my mind, is the way that it allows themes to emerge from your thought that you didn't realize were themes until one day you notice, "huh, I am using that tag a lot." On a blog with multiple contributors like Arcade, those patterns of emergence can become even more complex, as recent events and conversations spark responses.


There's a slogan that's popular among digital humanists, "More Hack, Less Yack." And while it's definitely an amusing slogan, it's always kind of rubbed me the wrong way: it seems to imply that talking (or writing) is the opposite of doing.


Over the next few weeks we'll be featuring audio of a Stanford symposium on the global impact of Latin American literature, beginning with a talk currently featured on our Multimedia page by our own Paula M. L. Moya.


How dreary – to be – Somebody!


As of this week, Arcade has complete audio from a recent Rutgers symposium on new directions in ecocriticism, with talks by Rob Nixon, Cate Sandilands, Timothy Morton, and Ursula Heise.


The new Arcade multimedia page went live today, thanks to the incomparable Zach Chandler, who also put together the excellent wax cylinder image that's now on the front page. Remember that great sequence in L'Ève future when Edison chastises every previous inventor for not coming up with the phonograph? So brilliantly weird.


I've been the managing editor for Transactions for several months now, and since that time the Transactions section of Arcade has remained mostly static. "What," people have been asking themselves, "does that mean lady even do around here?" Well, I'm pleased to announce that some of our Top Secret Work in Transactions will soon be public.


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Natalia Cecire

Lecturer in English and American Literature, University of Sussex.


"Experimentalism by Contact"
diacritics | 2015
"Everybody's Authority"
PMLA | 2015
"Ways of Not Reading Gertrude Stein"
ELH | 2015
"Environmental Innocence and Slow Violence"
WSQ | 2015
"Marianne Moore's Precision"
Arizona Quarterly | 2011