Category Archives: Bully Bloggers

April 2, 2010, 1:01 pm

Sunday (Am I Really) Radical Roundup: The Resurrection And The Life Edition

Continuing Concerns About My Politics Department: Click here for more concerns about whether I am really radical or not, discovered when I was Googling the Marc Bousquet reference cited in the previous post. It bears repeating occasionally that the Tenured Radical thing is meant to be understood in an ironic, oxymoronic, culture-warsy kind of context. But why waste an opportunity to talk about myself at length? Particularly on the Day that Our Lord rose from the dead, proved that there is hope for all of us, and encouraged the creation of the first, rudimentary group blog (currently also available as an iPhone App)?

It is my view that being a radical academic is a tricky, and perhaps impossible, proposition. Academics are inevitably hewing to one kind of convention or another, even when we are in resistance to — well, whatever. Hence, one is always stumbling over one’s own…

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June 1, 2009, 9:28 pm

Blog Debut: Bully Bloggers

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…

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