Situationist Library

Work by SI / Members


Situationist Inernational Online

Situationist International Anthology (BOP)

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)

Lettrist Inernational – Potlatch

SI Works

Guy Debord – Mémoires [eng] [fr]

Guy Debord –  Society of the Spectacle

Guy Debord – Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

Raoul Vaneigem – The Revolution of Everyday Life

Raoul Vaneigem – The Movement of Free Spirit

Raoul Vaneigem – A Cavalier History of Surrealism

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

American Situationist International 1967-1971

Research on the French SI

Giorgio Agamben – “Marginal Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

Aufheben – “Review: Whatever happened to the Situationists?

Kelly Baum – “The Sex of the Situationist International

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

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

Tom Bunyard – “‘History is the Spectre Haunting Modern Society’: Temporality and Praxis in Guy Debord’s Hegelian Marxism

Tom Bunyard – “Relevance in Obsolescence: Recuperation and Temporality in the Work of Guy Debord and the Situationist Intermational

Sam Cooper – “Sex and the Situs

Julian Eagles – “Guy Debord and the Integrated Spectacle

Julian Eagles – “Marxism, Anarchism and the Situationists’ Theory of Revolution

Julian Eagles – “The Situationists, Marcuse and the “Great Refusal” of the “Hopeless Cases”: The Socially Marginalized, Rebellion and Revolution

Julian Eagles – “The Spectacle and Détournement: The Situationists’ Critique of Modern Capitalist Society

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

Karen Eliot – “Never Work!”

Andrea Gibbons – “Salvaging Situationism: Race and Space

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

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

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

Anthony Hayes – How the Situationist International became what it was (diss)

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

Anselm Jappe – Guy Debord

Vincent Kaufmann – “Lessons of Guy Debord

Jennifer Kennedy – “Charming Monsters: The Spectacle of Femininity in Postwar France

Clodagh Kinsella – “Guy Debord: Art War

Karen Kurczynski – The Art and Politics and Asger Jorn: The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up

Karen Kurcynski – “Expression as Vandalism: Asger Jorn’s ‘Modifications’

Karen Kurcynski – “No Man’s Land

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

Tom McDonough – Guy Debord and the Situationist International

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

Not Bored –  “Lefebvre on the Situationists: An interview

Benjamin Noys – “‘Avant-gardes have only one time’: The SI, Communisation and Aesthetics

Anna O’Meara – The Ghost-God in the Screen: Guy Debord’s Howls for Sade

Anna O’Meara –Speaking the Language of Religion for the Last Time: Guy Debord’s Critique of Religion

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

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

Freddie Pearlman – “The Reproduction of Everyday Life

Simon Sadler – The Situationist City

Gianfranco Sanguinetti – “Truthful Report on the Last Chances to Save Capitalism in Italy

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

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

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

Spectacular Times Archive (on Libcom)

Trevor Stark – The Suppression and Realization of Art: Guy Debord Between Art and Politics (diss)

Frances Stracey – Constructed Situations: A New History of the Situationist International

Tom Vague – “The Boy Scout’s Guide to the Situationist International

Astrid Vicas – “Reusing Culture: the Import of ‘Detournement‘”

McKenzie Wark – Beach Beneath the Streets

McKenzie Wark – 50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International

McKenzie Wark – “Detournement: an abuser’s guide

McKenzie Wark – “The Game of War: Debord as Strategist

McKenzie Wark – “Spectacles of Disintegration

Making Sense of the Situationists” (Pamphlet from 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)

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

Research on SI Film

Giorgio Agamben – “Difference and Repetition: On Debord’s Films

R.D. Crano – “Guy Debord and the Aesthetics of Cine-Sabotage

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 International

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

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

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

James Trier – “Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle

Evan Calder Williams – “Pseudo-Cinema” (On Debord’s films)

Zack Winestine – “Howls For Guy Debord

Scandinavian Situationist

Jacob Jakobson & Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen (eds) – Cosmonauts of the Future: Texts from the Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere

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

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen – Situationist Map of Denmark

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

Daniel Spaulding – “Situating Jacqueline de Jong

Pro-Situ / English Pro-Situ

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

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

Sam Cooper – “The Peculiar Romanticism of the English Situationists

Sam Cooper – “The Style of Negation and the Negation of Style

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

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

Stewart Home (ed) – What is Situationism

King Mob: A Critical Hidden History

Neo-SI Scholarship

Richard Barbrook – Class Wargames: Ludic Subversion Against Spectacular Capitalism

Alexander Galloway – Debord’s Nostalgic Alogrithm

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

Gavin Grindon – “Second-Wave Situationism

Gavin Grindon – “Revolutionary Romanticism

Gerald Keaney – “A New Avant-Grarde

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

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

Paolo Plotegher – “Constructing Situations: Guy Debord’s detournement of fiction

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen – “Art, Revolution and Communisation

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