London Graduate School

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The London Graduate School is a doctoral programme, postgraduate seminar and series of events in contemporary critical theory offered in central London and Kingston University. The London Graduate School offers accredited PhD, MPhil and MA by Research degrees, in a richly stimulating and closely supportive environment that brings together world-leading scholars in literature, culture, media, theory, and philosophy, major figures in contemporary art practice, film-making and writing, and ambitious and creative students working at the forefront of their disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. Students of the London Graduate School enjoy unprecedented access in London to a programme of cutting-edge academic and cultural events.

Listen to Werner Hamacher at the RCA

Wednesday 01 Oct 2014
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Click here to listen to Werner Hamacher give his plenary address at the LGS/RCA symposium on his work, 'Gesture, Performativity, Language', held on 30...


Labour and the Vice Chancellors

Martin McQuillan Any vice-chancellor wondering what to do with his or her most recent double-digit pay rise this Grand National weekend could try a flutter on the outcome of the next general election. Bookmakers are noted for seldom losing money and, in the opinion of both William Hill and Paddy Power, the most likely outcome of the May 2015 election is a Labour majority. The bookies are currently offering that result at 6/4 on, followed by a Conservative majority at 11/4 as the next most likely outcome. The odds on a Conservative majority have come in recently, pushing the possibility... continue reading

Listen to Werner Hamacher at the RCA

Posted: Wednesday 01 Oct 2014
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Click here to listen to Werner Hamacher give his plenary address at the LGS/RCA symposium on his work, ‘Gesture, Performativity, Language’, held on 30 September 2014 at the Royal College of Art. Professor Hamacher’s paper is entitled  TÒ AUTÓ , THE SAME, – – (Celan with Parmenides and Heidegger). Werner Hamacher is Emmanuel Levinas Chair at the European […]

Raoul Ruiz’s surreal fantasy of a sailor’s dreamlike voyage provides much to discuss. In the latest edition of our series exploring the connections between philosophy and film, Michael Goddard (author of Impossible Cartographies: The Cinema of Raoul Ruiz) presents a screening of Ruiz’s surreal fantasy, in which a sailor navigates dreamlike geographies, weaving wonderful stories. […]

Postmodern Culture special issue on "Debt"

Posted: Saturday 27 Sep 2014
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A special issue of the on-line journal Postmodern Culture, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, is now available. Focussing on the topic of “Debt”, this features essays by Etienne Balibar, Simon Morgan Wortham, Samuel Weber, Martin McQuillan and Fred Botting. Arising initially from the London Graduate School’s symposium on “Debt” held in March 2013, […]

WERNER HAMACHER: GESTURE, PERFORMATIVITY, LANGUAGE An event jointly organised by the London Graduate School and the Royal College of Art. Convened by Andrew Benjamin and Chiara Alfano, and featuring Werner Hamacher To be held at Royal College of Art in Humanities Seminar Room 1, 2nd Floor, Stevens Building, 2-6 Jay Mews, London SW7 2EP SCHEDULE: […]

Elissa Marder presenting "Dream and the Guillotine"

Posted: Tuesday 10 Jun 2014
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Presented by the London Graduate School in association with Bloomsbury Publishing: Elissa Marder on “Dream and the Guillotine: Femininity, Photography and Other Scenes of Fixation” was held on June 9, 2014. Click here to listen to a recording of the event. Abstract: “What is the relation between the singular unreality of the world of a […]