Category Archives: Research Notes

Beyond salvage: Andrea Gibbons on the Situationists

In late 2015 Andrea Gibbons published an article entitled, Salvaging Situationism: Race and Space. If we leave aside for the moment her maladroit use of the term ‘situationism’, what we find is an argument charging the predominantly white, male membership … Continue reading

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Archive update

I’ve finally got around to organising this blog some more. Check out the new ‘Articles’ option on the menu above (between ‘About’ and ‘I.S. 1958-1969”): Articles And over at my other blog, works & days of the antyphayes, I have … Continue reading

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Wither NFTSQ?

It has been a while since my last post. I have been distracted by writing up my thesis (amongst other things). I have also wondered about the role of this blog. Initially I set it up to support my research … Continue reading

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Toward the realisation of philosophy

Recently I presented a paper at a graduate history conference at the University of Sydney. The paper is called Toward the realisation of philosophy: The Situationist International between 1957 and 1960. It is brief and has a rather abrupt end. … Continue reading

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Plagiarism for all, not just boring poets!

from the conclusion: “we begin to find a real alternative to the plagiarism of Nunn and Slattery, and indeed any plagiaristic activity which by merely aping the ideology of the bourgeois ‘atom’ reinforces a false account of all creative activity. … Continue reading

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Dead Real

A post at my other blog that may interest readers of the Sinister Quarter: Dead Real.

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Power

(Notes toward a Situationist Dictionary) The Situationist International (SI) used the term ‘power’ (‘pouvoir’) in two ways. First they used it as a verb, ‘pouvoir’, which translates as ‘to be able to’ or ‘to be capable of’. Thus they characterized … Continue reading

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