Art is a Haunting Spirit


(J. F. Martel) #1

Hello everyone,

In this new episode of Weird Studies, Phil Ford and I use M.R. James’ classic ghost story “The Mezzotint” as a springboard for working out a new theory of art. We end up churning out something of a counterargument to Walter Benjamin’s famous manifesto of Marxist aesthetics, “The Work of Art in the Age of Reproduction.” Needless, to say, I’d love to think what you guys think.

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