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The London Graduate School is a doctoral programme and postgraduate seminar in contemporary critical theory offered by Kingston University, with many events at venues in central London. 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 to a programme of cutting-edge academic and cultural events.

Reading: LGS Summer Academy 2016: Gender and Difference

Sunday 12 Jun 2016
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Reading for LGS Summer Academy 2016 *** Core texts: Derrida, "Geschlecht: Sexual Difference, Ontological Difference", Research in Phenomenology  13.1...



'Goodbye to all that' by Martin McQuillan

The green paper marks a key point in the Government’s struggle to create a market in higher education, and it lays waste to the idea of academia as a public service. Remembrance Sunday marks a moment to reflect on the struggles of the past.  War can be both futile and necessary at the same time. Equally, peace can bring unintended outcomes as well as benefits. Those not attending memorial events today will have a chance to consider the government green paper on higher education published on Friday, Fulfilling Our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice. It is not... continue reading

Reading for LGS Summer Academy 2016 *** Core texts: Derrida, “Geschlecht: Sexual Difference, Ontological Difference”, Research in Phenomenology  13.1 (1983): 65-83, “Women in the Beehive”, Differences 16.3 (2005): 139-157, “Choreographies”, Diacritics 12.2 (1982): 66-76,  Spurs: Nietzsche’s Styles (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979). Also: Derrida, Geneses, Genealogies, Genres, and Genius: The Secrets of the Archive  (New York: […]

The MA Psychoanalysis at Kingston University and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present: The Speaking Body is Today’s Unconscious Psychoanalysis on the 21st Century Seminar 1 (21.1.16): Professor Pierre-Gilles Gueguen (Paris 8) – The Body and the Imaginary: The Case of Francis Bacon Pierre-Gille Guéguen’s talk […]

Public lecture series by LGS and Art and Philosophy, Central St Martins

What Can We Do With Non-Philosophy? Listen here

Posted: Thursday 12 Nov 2015
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10 November 2015, Swedenborg Hall, Bloomsbury Way, London   What Can We Do With Non-Philosophy? A Discussion with Alexander Galloway, Ian James, and John Ó Maoilearca ‘A great misunderstanding in fact threatens non-philosophy, that of its spontaneous definition as a theory or even as a practice. It is neither one nor the other, of course, neither practical theory […]

2016 Summer Academy: Gender and Difference

Posted: Tuesday 06 Oct 2015
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The London Graduate School Summer Academy in the Critical Humanities 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. In 1981 Elaine Marks and Isabelle de Courtivron published New French Feminisms, […]