Other topics include scribal publication (the production and circulation of manuscripts, which may or may not include printing), the purposes of paratexts (prefaces and other front or end matter, often not written by the text's principal author), the meanings of anonymous publication
(and of authored publications which were nevertheless not authorized by their nominal authors), and the complex and nonlinear contours of textual transmission (across transatlantic space and historical time).
Anything involving Arlie remains politically radioactive in some quarters because of the role of the company and its owners, John Musumeci and Suzanne Arlie, in the relocation of PeaceHealth's main hospital to Springfield and in the initially anonymous publication
of a series of cartoons in 2001 skewering members of the Eugene City Council.
By the same token, I refute any suggestion that individuals have acted corruptly, and I regard the anonymous publication
of defamatory remarks either on paper or websites to be scandalous and re prehensible.
Only in the eighteenth century, with the anonymous publication
of Onania, did masturbation become a medical, rather than a moral, failing.
In the words of a Gamblers Anonymous publication
, Wheel of Misfortune, they feel compelled to "gamble themselves out of the mess they have gambled themselves into".