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Welcome to the “bookshelf” of The Intellectual, our weekly syllabus on the world of arts & culture. Here you’ll find the highlights and download links of recently published editions.

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#36 – June 13, 2020

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#35 – June 6, 2020

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#34 – May 31, 2020

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#33 – May 23, 2020

Highlights:

  • “The Anthropological Turn: French Political Thought after 1968” (book link)
  • The Native American tongues and what makes them so interesting (podcast link)
  • “Ferrante Feud: The Italian Reception of the Neapolitan Novels before and after their International Success” (article link)
  • On centralisation and the decline of Angkor Wat (journalism link)

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#32 – May 16, 2020

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#31 – May 9, 2020

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#30 – May 2, 2020

Highlights:

  • Love and the (Wrong) World. Adorno and Illouz on an Ambivalent Relation (article link)
  • Ballet Class: An American History (book link)
  • Against a fatal confusion: Spinoza, climate crisis and the weave of the world (article link)
  • Analyzing Artistic Innovations (document link)

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#29 – April 24, 2020

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#28 – April 17, 2020

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#27 – April 9, 2020

Highlights:

  • On “Science, Money, and Power” (podcast link)
  • What are we sharing if we’re not sharing spaces for communal experiences like museums and theatres? And were we really sharing them to begin with? (journalism link)
  • “Art at the Limits of Neuroscience” (video link)
  • “The Paris Commune in the British Socialist Imagination” (article link)

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#26 – April 3, 2020

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#25 – March 25, 2020

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#24 – March 19, 2020

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#23 – March 12, 2020

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#22 – March 5, 2020

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#21 – February 27, 2020

Highlights:

  • Marina Abramović: between performance art and illiberal democracy (article link)
  • Dance, laughter, equality…and why we have language (video link)
  • A new take on the old debate of cleaving art from the artist (document link)
  • Is happiness just a rhetorical signifier of what is good at the time? (podcast link)

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#20 – February 19, 2020

Highlights:

  • Literature as socially productive pleasure in the 18th century (article link)
  • A call for ‘pessimistic activism’ in music education (document link)
  • Rock music and capitalism in the 80s (journalism link)
  • Two ways to destroy art – the difference between vandalism and iconoclasm (video link)

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#19 – February 12, 2020

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#18 – February 5, 2020

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#17 – January 29, 2020

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We’ll be adding further historical editions here soon. We will also be launching a full archive – searchable and browsable – for all the materials featured not only in the Intellectual but also in all of our other syllabi as well as a mass of content that we uncover but don’t publish.


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