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.

Coming soon: Rosi Braidotti, 'Vectors of Affirmation'

Thursday 29 Jan 2015
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This Spring Rosi Braidotti will be in London to deliver the London Graduate School Bloomsbury Lecture. Her title is 'Vectors of Affirmation'. The event...

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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

This Spring Rosi Braidotti will be in London to deliver the London Graduate School Bloomsbury Lecture. Her title is ‘Vectors of Affirmation’. The event will take place at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, on Tuesday 10th March, 2015, from 6-8pm, and will be followed by a wine reception. This is a free event but attendance […]

The London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins presents: Catherine Malabou and Éric Laurent – Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences (22 January 2015, Central Saint Martins). To listen click here Catherine Malabou is Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University. Her work focuses upon […]

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present a lecture in CRMEP’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series: Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston University), ‘Philosophical Kafkas’ (CSM, 15th January 2015). To listen click here

John Ó Maoilearca on The Laughing Philosopher at IAI

Posted: Tuesday 13 Jan 2015
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Listin to John Ó Maoilearca, Julian Baggini and Katie Brand debate the nature of comedy and reality. http://iai.tv/video/the-laughing-philosopher To be taken seriously is an accolade for the thinker. But from Nietzsche to Derrida, big ideas have been expressed through irony, satire and jest. Might comedy be the best and perhaps only way to convey some truths, or […]

Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent debate psychoanalysis and the cognitive sciences, 22 January at Central St Martins, Granary Building, St Pancras, London. 6-8pm. This is part of a series of talks supporting the MA Psychoanalysis at Kingston University. This is a free public event but seats must be booked in advance. To register click here