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Deep into that darkness peering: A critique of 'The Peculiar Romanticism of the English Situationists'

Here is a critique of a recent academic paper on the situationists. Our correspondent usually avoids reading such shit, but as this one was about the English section of the Situationist International and King Mob, they were intrigued. It turned out to be fucking awful. So bad, indeed, that they decided to write down their response.

Deep into that darkness peering: A critique of ‘The Peculiar Romanticism of the English Situationists’ – Revised

“In this text I shall look in detail at just one example of the academic mistreatment of the situationists, The Peculiar Romanticism of the English Situationists, an article by Sam Cooper (of the School of English at University of Sussex) that recently appeared in The Cambridge Quarterly, an academic journal published by Oxford University Press. It has the novelty of discussing the English section of the Situationist International and King Mob, two groups that have until now largely escaped the predatory attention of the academics. Apart from this, the paper is a fairly ordinary example of its genre. In other words, it is almost complete bullshit.”

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 11:06 pm and is filed under Library.