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).
brings these problems to the foreground in dramatic ways.
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.
Even though the book of poems has a royal author, the printer presents it as an anonymous publication
; the first page gives us the title -- The Essayes of A Prentise, In the Divine Art of Poesie (1584; not insignificantly, the type gets progressively smaller and smaller, "Poesie" being nearly unnoticeable, and certainly subordinated to the more respectable term, "Essayes" (74)), as if the genre were an embarrassing admission.
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".