Announcing The Valve, a literary studies group blog. It's John Holbo's brainchild, so he's put up the first post (of course, it's "Holbonically long").
I'm looking forward to this -- it should be fun, but it might also be a path to using blogging as a space for serious conversation about literary studies. Currently most of that happens at conferences, and in journals, but both of those venues have certain problems and limitations.
We'll see whether a literary studies group blog will be able to do things that the many excellent "book blogs" and "academic blogs" maintained by individuals currently cannot do. I tend to think it can, though a lot of wrinkles will have to be ironed out first.