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 Peter Osborne, 'Use! Value! Exchange!'

Saturday 22 Nov 2014
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Listen to Peter Osborne, 'Use! Value! Exchange! Inside and outside relations of exchange', 20th November 2014, at Central Saint Martins click here to...


Balkans diary: sovereignty, the university, democracy, by Martin McQuillan

In the week that Scotland contemplated Independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, I was fortunate enough to be on an invited lecture tour of the republics of the former Yugoslavia, where questions of nationhood and the problems of globalization have been experienced to the full. Ostensibly, there as keynote speaker to celebrate 80 years of English Studies at the University of Zagreb, I also visited long-term collaborators in Montenegro and Belgrade. The first time I went to Belgrade in 2001, Slobodan Milošević had just fallen from power after a popular uprising the previous October, following his attempt to... continue reading

Listen to Peter Osborne, 'Use! Value! Exchange!'

Posted: Saturday 22 Nov 2014
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Listen to Peter Osborne, ‘Use! Value! Exchange! Inside and outside relations of exchange’, 20th November 2014, at Central Saint Martins click here to listen This is the opening lecture of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, in association with the London Graduate School and Art and Philosophy at Central […]

The London Graduate School presents the public lecture: ‘Why Freud’s Theory of Melancholia is All Wrong’ To be presented by Professor Russell Grigg, Deakin University, Australia Held at 3-5pm Wednesday 26 November, 2014 At Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, Room PRJG 1007 Russell Grigg is the author of Lacan, Language and Philosophy (SUNY, 2008) and the […]

What Remains: of Glas

Posted: Wednesday 12 Nov 2014
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Friday, November 14th, 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. What Remains: Of Glas To mark the fortieth year of its publication, as well as to commemorate Jacques Derrida a decade after his passing, The Modern & Contemporary Colloquium of the English Department at NYU is hosting an event on Jacques Derrida’s Glas. Speakers include:. Catherine Malabou […]

John Ó Maoilearca: Paraconsistent Perception 6.30pm Monday 10 November 2014 Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A2TH Tickets: £7 / £5 concessions Half price discount code “AAF50” Philosopher and film theorist Professor John Ó Maoilearca considers the philosophical allusions in the exploration of scale and perception in José Damasceno’s current Artangel project Plot. Book tickets here José Damasceno: Plot  Artangel presents […]

Funding available for PhD study

Posted: Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
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Students wishing to enter the London Graduate School to undertake research in any aspect of the critical humanities, across its entire disciplinary range, are warmly encouraged to apply for an AHRC-funded TECHNE award. Initial enquiries may be sent to the LGS directors Prof. Martin McQuillan ( and Prof. Simon Morgan Wortham ( or to other […]