Friday, February 04, 2005

The Churchill Affair: An Edited Volume in the Making?

I'm not the only one blogging at length about the Ward Churchill thing. Ralph Lukens at Cliopatria has begun keeping track of links to commentary generated by the controversy. All of it is absorbing and well-done; Timothy Burke's essay particularly so.

I had a hunch that lots of people would be weighing in on this matter. Actually "hunch" is the wrong word--rather like having a hunch that tomorrow the sun will rise in the east. Given the 30-review period mandated by the University of Colorado Board of Regents and now underway, I strongly suspect more essays will appear, whether in the print media, in online publications, or as blogs. I'll lay even money that the contributions will soon reach a critical mass where an edited volume of essays would be in order.

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