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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.

The Daily Mail and the Stephen Lawrence Murder by Brian Cathcart

Thursday 02 Nov 2017
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Read Brain Cathcart's article in Political Quarterly here The Daily Mail's coverage of the 1993 race murder of Stephen Lawrence has been held up as...

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The Daily Mail and the Stephen Lawrence Murder by Brian Cathcart

Read Brain Cathcart's article in Political Quarterly here The Daily Mail's coverage of the 1993 race murder of Stephen Lawrence has been held up as an example of newspaper journalism at its best. It is a cause of pride to the paper, which has asserted that its 1997 front page accusing five men of the murder, and the comment and reporting that followed, brought about significant social and policy changes and helped achieve justice. The coverage has also been cited by the paper to rebut critics who accuse it of intolerance. Examined in detail here and set in their context,... continue reading

POLITICS AND THE UNCONSCIOUS The London Graduate School is pleased to announce details of its 2018 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 London Society of the New Lacanian School, The Lacanian Review, The Journal for Cultural […]

LGS 2017 Summer Academy Progamme: '1967'

Posted: Tuesday 09 May 2017
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This is the final programme for the 2017 London Graduate School Summer Academy in the Critical Humanities, on the topic of ‘1967’: Monday 26 June 1pm Registration and Welcome 2pm Michael Naas (DePaul University), ‘The Inside Story of Derrida’s Grammatology‘ (Reading: Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology) 4pm Drinks Tuesday 27 June 11.00-12.30 Reading Groups 1.30pm Peggy […]

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: […]