About This Show
Professor Phil Ford and writer/filmmaker J. F. Martel host a series of conversations on art and philosophy, dwelling on ideas that are hard to think and art that opens up rifts in what we are pleased to call "reality."
Most Recent Episode
Episode 11: Art is a Haunting Spirit
< 1 day ago
M. R. James' "The Mezzotint" is one of the most fascinating, and most chilling, examples of the classic ghost story. In this episode, Phil and JF discover what this tale of haunted images and buried secrets tells us about the reality of ideas, the singularity of events, the virtual power of the symbol, and the enduring magic of the art object in the age of mechanical reproduction.
To accompany this episode, Phil recorded a full reading of the story. Listen to it here (http://www.weirdstudies.com/11a).
M.R. James, "The Mezzotint" (http://www.thin-ghost.org/items/show/145)
Robert Aickman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Aickman), English author of "strange stories"
Edgar Allan Poe, "The Oval Portrait" (https://poestories.com/read/ovalportrait)
Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" (https://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/benjamin.htm)
Marshall McLuhan, The Book of Probes (https://www.amazon.com/Book-Probes-Marshall-McLuhan/dp/1584232528)
Clement Greenberg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Greenberg), American art critic
J.F. Martel, Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice (https://www.northatlanticbooks.com/shop/reclaiming-art-in-the-age-of-artifice/)
Marcel Duchamps, Fountain (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/duchamp-fountain-t07573)
Henri Bergson, Laughter (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4352)
John Cage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cage), American composer
David Lynch (director), Twin Peaks: The Return (http://www.sho.com/twin-peaks)
Gilles Deleuze, [Difference and Repetition](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DifferenceandRepetition)
Vilhelm Hammershøi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilhelm_Hammersh%C3%B8i), Danish painter
Sigmund Freud, [Beyond the Pleasure Principle](https://www.libraryofsocialscience.com/assets/pdf/freudbeyondthepleasureprinciple.pdf)
Martin Heidegger, [What is Called Thinking?](https://www.amazon.com/Called-Thinking-Harper-Perennial-Thought/dp/006090528X/ref=sr11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524419879&sr=1-1&keywords=heidegger+what+is+called+thinking)
Stanley Kubrick, [The Shining](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheShining(film))
Ferruccio Busoni, Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music (https://archive.org/details/sketchofanewesth000125mbp)
David Lynch on why you shouldn't watch films on your phone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKiIroiCvZ0)
Nelson Goodman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Goodman), American philosopher
Pablo Picasso, Guernica (https://www.pablopicasso.org/guernica.jsp)
Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/the-astonishing-power-of-the-master)
Martin Heidegger, Basic Writings (http://www.harpercollins.ca/9780061627019/basic-writings)
Phil Ford, "No One Understands You" (http://www.weirdstudies.com/articles/no-one-understands-you)
Episodes of This Show
2 days ago
7 days ago