Die neue Website, "Arcade, a digital salon" , ist eine vom Literaturdepartement der Stanford Universität gesponserte Multimediaseite, die sich gezielt an Universitätsangehörige wendet, die sich für die Geisteswissenschaften interessieren. "Arcade" stellt sich wie folgt vor:
"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 of Arcade. Over the next several weeks we expect to host more single-author blogs by scholars, critics, poets, and others in the humanities and arts. We will also introduce collective blogs representing the joint work of research groups around the country and the world. If you belong to such a group and would like to share your discussions on Arcade, please let us hear from you."
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