Author Archive | Jim Groom

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Graphic Activism: Lesbian Herstory Archives

As I was cruising around the CUNY Academic Commons sites earlier today to see what’s good, I was immediately taken with Shawn(ta) Cruz-Smith’s recent post on the Grad Center’s Library blog, namely “Graphic Activism: Lesbian Graphic Posters Exhibition.” The first few paragraphs of the post say it all: This summer as you walk through the halls of the […]

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Verso Tweets Break Windows

Thanks to a retweet from Tressie McMillan Cottom (one of the best academic wranglers of the blue bird), I got transported back to my days as a Ph.D. student at the CUNY Grad Center. The editors of POLICING THE PLANET present their top 5 books on broken windowshttps://t.co/XyfJ0ax1On pic.twitter.com/Qb58meoirR — Verso Books (@VersoBooks) May 25, 2016 […]

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Diss is Open Access

I was trawling through the posts on the CUNY Academic Commons last week and I came across this post celebrating the recently crowned PH.D.’s in the CUNY Grad Center’s English program. This was of particular interest to me because I was once a part of the venerable Ph.D. program in English at the Grad Center. […]

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A DH Start-Up Grant Dynasty

My time at the Grad Center during the late 1990s is pretty closely associated for me with the New York Yankees dynasty from 1996 through 2000. Three world championships in a row (four in five years), and while the Yankees are easy to hate, that squad played like a team and it was a beautiful thing to […]

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Navigating CUNY

Back in the summer of 1997 I was a strapping 26 year old with nary a gray hair. I was also on the cusp of matriculating into the CUNY Graduate Center’s English Ph.D. program. It was an exciting prospect to move back to NYC from Los Angeles, and I remember surfing the web during my […]

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The Underwater World of Networks

While exploring CUNY’s Academic Commons, I came across an announcement on the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative blog about an upcoming talk at the Grad Center: At the Edge of the Network: A Talk with Nicole Starosielski The post immediately caught my attention because I had seen announcements of Nicole Starosielski‘s book The Undersea Network on Twitter, and her work inhabits […]

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In Service to CUNY’s mission as a public university

A couple of months ago Jill Cirasella wrote a post introducing the recently launched Academic Works site on the CUNY Grad Center’s Library blog. Why You Should Ditch Academia.edu and Use CUNY Academic Works Academic Works provides an open repository for access to the research, scholarship and creative work happening around the City University of New York. I […]

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