London Graduate School

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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.

1967 + 50: The Age of Grammatology

Saturday 22 Oct 2016
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1967 was perhaps the annus mirabilis for the oeuvre of Jacques Derrida: Writing and Difference, Speech and Phenomenon and Of Grammatology all appeared...



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1967 + 50: The Age of Grammatology

Posted: Saturday 22 Oct 2016
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1967 was perhaps the annus mirabilis for the oeuvre of Jacques Derrida: Writing and Difference, Speech and Phenomenon and Of Grammatology all appeared in French in that year. More generally, 1967 figures as a decisive moment in the history of what came to be called ‘theory’, ‘continental philosophy’, ‘post-structuralism’ and ‘deconstruction’. The Oxford Literary Review […]

Announcing the 2017 Summer Academy

Posted: Wednesday 19 Oct 2016
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The London Graduate School Summer Academy in the Critical Humanities 26-29 June 2017  “1967”     The London Graduate School is pleased to announce details of its 2017 Summer Academy, an intensive week-long programme offered annually for postgraduate students of any institutional affiliation. This year’s Summer Academy is held in conjunction with the Oxford Literary […]

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