So, Phil Sandifer, whom most of you already know, rendering this post mildly superfluous, has launched a new thing: Eruditorum Press, “a group blog and small press dedicated to innovative and intelligent cultural criticism.” There’s a ton of stuff on there already–the complete archives of Phil’s work on Doctor Who, British comics, and the Super Nintendo (three mostly separate projects, alas), plus Jack Graham’s Marxist pop culture critique, Jane Campbell’s work (which I don’t know much about, but if her comments and guest posts on Phil’s blog are anything to go by, it’s both very strange and very good), and the Pex Lives podcast.
But what I like most about it is this: “Finally, and most importantly, we want to destroy the world. If the point of speculative fiction is to imagine weird new things, the point of criticism is to bring weird new things into the world and thus to reshape it. Eruditorum Press is committed to finding interesting, useful, and provocative ways to read art in the hopes that, in doing so, we will find interesting, useful, and provocative ways to live. We are mystics, we are radicals, we are probably out of our skulls, and it’s going to be awesome.”
Basically, if you like my stuff, you should probably start reading Eruditorum Press as well.