Work by SI / Members

Archives

Situationist Inernational Online
[link]

Situationist International Anthology (BOP)
[link]

International Situationniste (In French, but rare opportunity to see the journals in their original layout. Much of what is translated in English excludes the imagery the SI used in conversation with text)
[link] [pdf] (ubu)

SI Archive (this site is a little more accessible to some of the lesser-known SI and it’s offshoots)
[link]

Situationist Film (Archive of SI and SI related Films + Texts)
[link]

Lettrist Inernational – Potlatch
[read]

Works

Guy Debord – Mémoires
[book]

Guy Debord –  Society of the Spectacle
[book]

Guy Debord - Comments on the Society of the Spectacle
[book]

Raoul Vaneigem – The Revolution of Everyday Life
[book]

Raoul Vaneigem – The Movement of Free Spirit
[book]

Raoul Vaneigem – A Cavalier History of Surrealism
[book]

Raoul Vaneigem – “Contributions to The Revolutionary Struggle, Intended To Be Discussed, Corrected, And Principally, Put Into Practice Without Delay”
[link]

American Situationist International 1967-1971
[link]

Research on the French SI

Giorgio Agamben – “Marginal Comments on the Society of the Spectacle”
[read]

Aufheben – “Review: Whatever happened to the Situationists?”
[read]

Kelly Baum – “The Sex of the Situationist International”
[pdf]

Steven Best & Douglas Kellner – “Debord and the Postmodern Turn: New Stages of the Spectacle”
[pdf]

Tom Bunyard – A Genealogy and critique of Guy Debord’s Theory of Spectacle (diss.)
[pdf]

Sam Cooper – “Sex and the Situs”
[link] [pdf]

Carol Ehlrich – “Socialism, Anarchism, and Feminism” (Includes ‘Woman and the Spectacle,’ republished as Spectacular Times #7)
[link]

Karen Eliot – “Never Work!”
[link]

Richard Gilman-Opalsky – Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy
[book]

Christopher Grey – Leaving the 20th Century: The Incomplete Works of the Situationist International
[book]

Anthony Hayes’ The Sinister Quarter (good research blog on the SI, and some new translations of previously unavailable SI works in english)
[link]

Stephen Hastings-King – “L’Internationale Situationiste, Socialisme ou Barbarie, and the Crisis of Marxist Imaginary”
[pdf]

Anselm Jappe – Guy Debord
[book]

Vincent Kaufmann – “Lessons of Guy Debord”
[pdf]

Jennifer Kennedy – “Charming Monsters: The Spectacle of Femininity in Postwar France”
[pdf]

Clodagh Kinsella – “Guy Debord: Art War”
[link]

Greil Marcus – “The Cowboy Philosopher” (Artforum, March 86)
[link]

Tom McDonough – Guy Debord and the Situationist International
[book]

Tom McDonough (ed) – October #79 Special Issue on Situationist International
[read]

Not Bored –  “Lefebvre on the Situationists: An interview”
[link]

Benjamin Noys – “‘Avant-gardes have only one time': The SI, Communisation and Aesthetics”
[link]

Roberto Ohrt – “The Master of the Revolutionary Subject: Some Passages from the Life of Guy Debord”
[pdf]

Sadie Plant – The Most Radical Gesture: The Situationist International in a Postmodern Age
[book]

Freddie Pearlman – “The Reproduction of Everyday Life”
[link]

Gianfranco Sanguinetti – “Truthful Report on the Last Chances to Save Capitalism in Italy”
[link]

Anne-Marie Schleiner – “Dissolving the Magic Circle of Play: Lessons from Situationist Gaming”
[pdf]

Charity Scribner – “Buildings on Fire: The Situationist International and the Red Army Faction”
[pdf]

Stevphen Shukaitis – “‘Theories are made only to die in the war of time': Guy Debord & the Situationist International as Strategic Thinkers”
[pdf]

Jason E. Smith – “Strategy and the Passions: Guy Debord’s Ruses”
[pdf]

Spectacular Times Archive (on Libcom)
[link]

Tom Vague – “The Boy Scout’s Guide to the Situationist International”
[link]

Astrid Vicas – “Reusing Culture: the Import of ‘Detournement'”
[pdf]

McKenzie Wark – Beach Beneath the Streets
[book]

McKenzie Wark – 50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International
[pdf]

McKenzie Wark – “Detournement: an abuser’s guide”
[pdf]

McKenzie Wark – “The Game of War: Debord as Strategist”
[link]

McKenzie Wark – “Spectacles of Disintegration” (article, book is forthcoming)
[pdf]

“Making Sense of the Situationists” (Pamphlet from Prole.info featuring: Jean Barrot’s “Critique of the Situationist International; Louis Michaelson’s “Translators Introduction to Critique of the Situationist International”; and “Whatever happened to the Situationists” from Aufheben #6)
[pdf]

Russel Berman, David Pan, and Paul Piccon – “The Society of the Spectacle” 20 Years Later: A Discusision
[pdf]

Research on SI Film

Situationist Film Site

Giorgio Agamben – “Difference and Repetition: On Debord’s Films”
[read]

R.D. Crano “Guy Debord and the Aesthetics of Cine-Sabotage”
[link]

Panel with Thomas Y. Levin, Keith Sanborn, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Anthony Vidler (audio) – Film as Critical Practice: The Cinema of Guy Debord and the Spectre of the Situationist Internationa[link]

Benjamin Noys – “Destroy Cinema!/Destroy Capital!: Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle (1973)”[link]

Benjamin Noys – “Guy Debord’s Time-Image: In girum imus nocte et consimimur igni (1978)” [link]

Keith Sanborn and Greil Marcus – “On the films of Guy Debord: Return of the Suppressed” (artforum link)

Heath Schultz – “But neither wood nor fire find any peace or satisfaction in any warmth, great or small, or in any resemblance between them, until the moment when the fire becomes one with the wood and imparts its own nature to it. Or: How two fragments meet and a film is made”
[pdf]

James Trier – “Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle”
[pdf]

Evan Calder Williams – “Psudo-Cinema” (On Debord’s films)
[link]

Zack Winestine – “Howls For Guy Debord”
[pdf]

Scandinavian Situationist

Jacob Jakobson & Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen (eds) – Expect Anything Fear Nothing: The Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere
[book]

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen – Situationist Map of Denmark
[link]

Seminar on the Situationist Movement in Scandinavia
[intro] [video]

Pro-Situ / English Pro-Situ

Atelier Populaire – Posters from the Revolution. Paris, May 68
[book]

Sam Cooper - ‘A Lot to Answer for:’ The English Legacy of the Situationist International (diss.)
[pdf]

Sam Cooper – “The Peculiar Romanticism of the English Situationists”
[pdf]

Sam Cooper – “The Style of Negation and the Negation of Style”
[pdf]

Karen Goaman – The Old World is Behind You: The Situationists and beyond in contemporary anarchistic currents (diss.)
[pdf]

Stewart Home – The Assault on Culture: Utopian Currents from Lettrism to Class War
[link]

Stewart Home – What is Situationism
[pdf]

King Mob: A Critical Hidden History
[link]

Neo-SI Scholarship

Gavin Grindon – “Carnival Against Capital: A Comparison of Bakhtin, Vaneigem and Bey”
[read]

Gavin Grindon – “Second-Wave Situationism”
[pdf]

Gavin Grindon – “Revolutionary Romanticism”
[pdf]

Gerald Keaney – “A New Avant-Grarde”
[pdf]

Jeff Kinkle – Spectacular Developments: Guy Debord’s Parapolitical Turn (diss)
[pdf]

Tom McDonough – “Unrepresentable Enemies: On the Legacy of Guy Debord and the Situationist International”
[pdf]

Paolo Plotegher – “Constructing Situations: Guy Debord’s detournement of fiction”
[link]

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen – “Art, Revolution and Communisation”
[pdf]

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen – “The Politics of Interventionist Art: The Situationist International, Artist Placement Group, and Art Workers’ Coalition”
[pdf]

One Response to “Situationist Library”

  1. Andy Welch said

    Thanks for this fantastic collection.

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