Here at JAWS we are very proud of many things that we feel we do really rather well. We are very good at reading lots of your lovely essays, journals and articles (often with a cup of tea and perhaps in our slippers). We are excellent at hunting out exciting research and we are simply spiffing at not taking ourselves too seriously.
However we, And by we, I must lay special blame with editor Frank, have sucked at social media. This had to change.
As JAWS will now be having two issues a year we are making some change sot the blog. Instead of being little bites of what we are thinking about (and mainly we think about lame philosophy jokes and how we can get a walk-on in the latest Zizek film) we are developing a project space for all your lovely reviews and ongoing projects.
This also means we now have a whole extra place for which to publish tasty material, and are kicking off with JAWS' visit to Shunga; sex and pleasure in Japanese art, at the British Museum. Although we made some very interesting alignments with the current feminist porn debate and the state of censorship in modern Japan, we can't promise that we didn't giggle. However since the project leader throughly encouraged us in our amusement, we decided that they were at least, informed giggles.
So please forgive our past online apathy and come join us here
Oh go on one last one then
Confucius say 'A good joke is like sex, neither is any good if you don't get it...'