I saw another one just the other day, a special new blog

by John Holbo on March 31, 2005

I know this doesn’t sound healthy, but I’ve, I’ve … started a blog: a literary studies group blog. It’s called the Valve and it just got turned on. I’ve written a whopping great Holbonic inaugural post, a rewrite of themes I’ve hashed out before: blogging, academe, literary studies. (Some folks might say I’m repeating myself. I do hope I’m improving myself.)

I’m probably going to lighten up at J&B and Crooked Timber for a time and focus on this new project. Just so you know where to reach me. Please drop by and link to us and all that desirable stuff.



Richard Zach 03.31.05 at 1:58 pm

Way to go with the Pavement reference!


Adam Kotsko 03.31.05 at 2:17 pm

There is a nominal fee if you wish to be added to my blogroll.


T.A. 03.31.05 at 2:46 pm

A second round of applause on the Pavement ref. … Did you see the blogger’s hair?


cleek 03.31.05 at 2:52 pm

i don’t care.
i don’t care.
i really don’t care.
did you see that blogger’s hair ?


Adam Kotsko 03.31.05 at 3:09 pm

Darlin’, don’t you go and start a blog, do you think it’s gonna make lit studies change?


Sparky 03.31.05 at 4:51 pm

Ah, Pavement. Brings back hazy memories of pot-smoke-filled college dormrooms in the early-to-mid 90s. Funny story, for the longest time I insisted that the line “attention and fame’s a career, career, career, career” was in fact “the tension fades in Korea, Korea, Korea, Korea,” and I was convinced that the song must actually be a profound, well-hidden geopolitical commentary on the end of the Cold War, if I could just figure out exactly what they were saying . . . erm, or something . . .


Jonathan 03.31.05 at 11:06 pm

Enthusiasts also debated the merits of “chorea.” In fact, that may be on the liner notes.


CR 04.01.05 at 1:24 am

I’m wondering about the sponsorship of the new site by the ALSC. Does it make you a bit uncomfortable to be affiliated with a right-leaning academic organization? An organization that got it’s own start-up money from the Bradley Foundation (which gave it’s annual awards last year to Heather MacDonald, Ward Connerly, Robert George, and George Will)?

I guess I’d be a little troubled. Hard not to have a sense that the ALSC is kind of like a right-wing infiltration org, suffused with Fred Luntzian doubletalk in its manifestos and mission statements…

Say what you will about the MLA, but signing on with these guys is like trading moveon for Heritage.

Take a look at my site for more…


Young Irelander 04.01.05 at 6:29 pm

adam kotsko,

Add me to your blogroll. Do you accept IOUs?


Doug 04.04.05 at 11:16 am

Isn’t the adjective form Holbovian?

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