April 14, 2004


More substantial posts planned (been absorbing content, y'know how it is). but for now I'd like to draw your attention to the some new blogs on the blog roll (including some WOMEN....)

First up, three blogs by the same (unnamed) author: H.U.H.? , desire, rage, liberation and theses you should write. Robin's already drawn attention to this post on Nietzsche and blogging. Funnily enough, I've been teaching Beyond Good and Evil this year, and only the other week, the similarity between Nietzsche's aphoristic method and blogging occurred to me. But I was too slow off the mark, so H.U.H.? beat me to it. Can I also reccomend H.U.H's call for a Zizekian analysis of Sex and the City? Mr Big as the Void : like it. Or should I say, lack it? Theses You Should Write is also a lot of fun. It does exactly what it says on the tin: suggests thesis topics for popcult analysis, including, 'Dirrty Cyborg: Reading Christina Aguilera as a construction of post-human sexuality' and 'Britney Spears does not exist: Simulacra and stimulation in immaterial pop culture.'

Both of these blogs came courtesy of glueboot (which itself came via Undercurrent - ah, the joys of networking!).Glueboot is a nice mixture of philosophical musing and popcult rant (naturally I second the savaging of Love, Actually - on principle, of course, since I haven't deigned to see it).

Plus long-overdue links to Peking O and Body Parts. As Luke and Oliver have been saying for some time, these blogs refresh the parts that other blogs do not reach: they're idiosyncratic, off-kilter, totally non-journalistic/ journalese, and free of all references to music.

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