I’ll be honest. I know that the vehemence of my response to the Crooked Timber post and thread was out of proportion to the attention it deserved. But here’s the thing: Look at that list of bloggers under “literature, language, culture” on the “Academic Blogs” page CT maintains. How many times have you ever seen a CT post that references or responds to something one of those bloggers has posted? That’s why I wrote that crack about CT getting $5 every time they mention Scott McLemee. And that’s why I am incredulous when Farrell writes, in comment 10 on the aforementioned thread, ìWhy is it that you arenít creating a competitor blog to us?î
Hey, that’s a great idea! Why don’t we start up our own blog? If we did, then you’d be able to read
- Matt on plagiarism, the web, and contemporary media culture (Feb 2003),
- Jason R on Gibson’s Pattern Recognition (March 2003),
- Kari sharing a chunk of her dissertation (June 2003),
- Chuck on film and Lev Manovich (June 2003),
- Dave on politics and teaching composition (June 2003),
- Jason J on recent nonfiction (September 2003),
- Tanya on the Isabella Gardner Museum (August 2003),
- Ryan on his dissertation defense (August 2003),
- CJ on ìSylvia Plathís Ekphrastic Poetryî (July 2003),
- Brandon on participating in a Renga (June 2003),
- Jeb’s prospectus for jeblog (August 2004),
- Marc on the body as avatar (October 2004),
- Me on Walter Benjamin (March 2003).
Please. Do tell me more about this blogging you speak of.