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.

LGS Announce 2016 Summer Academy: Intersecting Derrida

Tuesday 06 Oct 2015
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The London Graduate School Summer Academy in the Critical Humanities Intersecting Derrida: Gender and Difference 27-30 June 2016 The London Graduate...


Resistances of the Psycho-political

If the publication last year of Slavoj Zizek’s doctoral thesis in English translation was intended to lend additional scholarly weight to the project of reading psychoanalytic categories into structures of philosophical thought (The Most Sublime Hysteric: Hegel with Lacan has been taken to present Hegel as a Lacanian avant la lettre), this only extends the recent taste for analysing both the intricate ‘text’ of philosophy and the contested domain of the ‘political’ using concepts derived from psychological interpretation. In the process of such re-articulation, of course, politics, psychoanalysis and philosophy undergo certain mutations that reopen and transform our understanding of... continue reading

The London Graduate School Summer Academy in the Critical Humanities Intersecting Derrida: Gender and Difference 27-30 June 2016 The London Graduate School is pleased to announce details of its 2016 Summer Academy, an intensive week-long programme offered annually for postgraduate students of any institutional affiliation. Hosted in conjunction with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, […]

Kingston University is proud to announce the appointments of Professor Geoffrey Bennington and Professor Peggy Kamuf as Distinguished Visiting Professors in the Humanities. These appointments are in recognition of the outstanding research and scholarship undertaken by Professors Bennington and Kamuf over many years, and the enormous contribution each has made in the field of literary […]

  “THINKING UNIVERSALITIES” PHILOSOPHY, DEPAUL PHILOSOPHY TODAY THE LONDON GRADUATE SCHOOL A CONFERENCE ORGANIZED AROUND THE WORK OF ÉTIENNE BALIBAR, HELD AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY Friday, October 23, 1:00-6:00 Arts and Letters, Room 103, 2315 N. Kenmore 1:00-1:30 Opening Remarks Michael Naas, Chair, Philosophy Department at DePaul University Simon Morgan Wortham, Dean, Arts and Social Sciences, […]

Tuesdays, 5-7 pm John Galsworthy Building Room 2005 Penrhyn Road campus Kingston University   Seminar coordinator Prof Isabella van Elferen, Contact Sven Raeymaekers, /   Reading material will be made available in PDF ahead of each seminar.   Programme   6 October Prof Isabella van Elferen: Phenomenology vs Ontology (vs Sound) Reading: […]

Walter Benjamin London Research Network

Posted: Tuesday 29 Sep 2015
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The Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought (CPCT) at Goldsmiths, University of London collaborates with the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, the London Graduate School at Kingston University, and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, in a network of research and scholarly exchange related to the work of Walter Benjamin. […]