There has been an addition to the Radical blogroll: Bully Bloggers, a group blog anchored by some NYU people I know based in this department. Some of the people you will meet there also write for those old-fangled paper things that you get in the mail by subscription. They announced via Facebook a couple days ago.
Currently Bully Bloggers is hosting a forum responding to Mark C. Taylor's New York Times op-ed piece from last month, "End The University As We Know It," with which Taylor managed to piss off more different kinds of people than I have gray hairs. So far there are responses from J. Jack Halberstam, Eng-Beng Lim, Miranda Joseph, and Brian Eugenio Herrera. The Bully Bloggers promise other kinds of fun too. Academics all, they describe themselves as "a queer word art group. We write about everything queer, so, pretty much everything. Politics, culture, etiquette, vampires, cartoons, the news, philosophy, utopia and revolution. This blog is our Bully Pulpit; we preach to the converted, the unconverted and the indifferent. We are very serious, but in a silly sort of way."
They are inviting you to not only comment, but also to send them submissions, so go take a look. What I don't see up yet is a SiteMeter (which means they have not yet turned into Hit Queens like the rest of us, although they will) so tell them the Radical sent ya.
Yazawa's "Contested Conventions"
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