One of the best blogs in cyberspace is Critical Mass, the brainchild of Erin O’Connor, an associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. O’Connor has a sharp eye for the postmodernist foibles of her fellow academics, and she faithfully tracks campus speech codes, politically motivated tenure denials, and other incursions into free speech and quality scholarship by the ranks of the politically correct.

Right now, O’Connor is featuring a day-by-day log of the annual convention of the Modern Language Association, which has turned from an ultra-prestigious trade association for English professors into a living repository of zany academic fads. Don’t miss O’Connor’s take on this annual get-together of our nation’s wackiest professors.