Peter Buse – Clowning and Power

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 26th, 2015

Event Date: 26 February 2015
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

 

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 of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, in association with the London Graduate School.

Professor Peter Buse (LGS, Kingston) – Clowning and Power

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Etienne Balibar – The Idea of a Multiversum – Logics, Cosmology, Politics

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 12th, 2015

Event Date: 12 February 2015
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

 

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 of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, in association with the London Graduate School.

Professor Etienne Balibar (CRMEP, Kingston University/Columbia University, NY)-  The Idea of a Multiversum – Logics, Cosmology, Politics

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Tina Chanter – Politics of seeing – Freud, Ranciere and Art

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 29th, 2015

Event Date: 29 January 2015
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

 

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 of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, in association with the London Graduate School.

Professor Tina Chanter (Kingston) – Politics of seeing – Freud, Ranciere and Art

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Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent – Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 22nd, 2015

 

Event Date: 22 January 2015
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

The London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins presents:

Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent – Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences

Catherine Malabou and Eric Laurent debate psychoanalysis and the cognitive sciences

Catherine Malabou is Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University. Her work focuses upon the inter-relationship between Continental philosophy, neuroscience and recent discoveries in epigenetics through which she has developed the concept of ‘plasticity’. Her publications include ‘The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage’ (2007) and ‘Self and Emotional Life: merging Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience’ (with Adrian Johnston, 2010).

Éric Laurent is a psychoanalyst and former president of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. Trained by Jacques Lacan in the 1970s, Éric Laurent was a member of the directorate of the École freudienne de Paris at the time of the School’s dissolution in 1980 and has been a member of the École de la Cause freudienne since its inception. He was editor-in-chief of La Cause freudienne from 1992 to 1994 and currently teaches within the framework of the Clinical Section of the Department of Psychoanalysis at University Paris-VIII.

Introduction by Professor Scott Wilson (Kingston) and Dr Véronique Voruz (Kingston):

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Information about the MA Psychoanalysis at Kingston University can be found HERE.

 

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Howard Caygill – Philosophical Kafkas

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 15th, 2015

Event Date: 15 January 2015
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

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 of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, in association with the London Graduate School.

Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston) – Philosophical Kafkas

Introduction by Dr Kamini Vellodi (CSM):

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Russell Grigg – Why Freud’s Theory of Melancholia is All Wrong

in Academic Service - Archive by on November 26th, 2014

Event Date: 26 November 2014

Room PRJG 1007
John Galsworthy Building,
Penrhyn Road Campus, Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

The London Graduate School presents:

Professor Russell Grigg (Deakin University, Australia) – Why Freud’s Theory of Melancholia is All Wrong

Russell Grigg is the author of Lacan, Language and Philosophy (SUNY, 2008) and the translator of a number of Lacan’s Seminars including Seminar III The Psychoses and Seminar XVII The Other Side of Psychoanalysis.

Introduction by Professor Scott Wilson (Kingston):

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Peter Osborne – Use! Value! Exchange! Inside and outside relations of exchange

in Academic Service - Archive by on November 20th, 2014

Event Date: 20 November 2014
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

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:

Opening Lecture of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy’s 20th Anniversary Public Lecture Series, in association with the London Graduate School.

Professor Peter Osborne (CRMEP) – Use! Value! Exchange! Inside and outside relations of exchange

Borrowing its title from the 2010 film by Phil Collins centred on the teaching of a class on Marx’s Capital to young people in eastern Germany, after reunification, this talk will reflect upon the revival of interest in Marx’s critique of political economy, its continuing – indeed, increasing – relevance to the social experience of capitalist societies, and the possibilities of a new philosophical interpretation of Capital, centred on its complex structure of temporal categories. In particular, drawing on Walter Benjamin’s deployment of a proliferating variety of forms of cultural and political use-values (entertainment-value, exhibition-value, consumer-value, cult-value, connoiseur-value, authority-value and, crucially, education-value – Lehrwert), attention will be paid to the dialectic of use-value and exchange-value internal to the commodity form and the problematic of the political function of cultural use-values.

Introductions by  Dr Christopher Kul-Want and Yaiza Hernández Velazquez (both CSM):

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Elissa Marder – Dream and the Guillotine: Femininity, Photography and Other Scenes of Fixation

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 9th, 2014

Event Date: 9 June 2014

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
50 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3DP

The London Graduate School presents:

Professor Elissa Marder (Emory University) – Dream and the Guillotine:  Femininity, Photography and Other Scenes of Fixation

What is the relation between the singular unreality of the world of a dream and the guillotine, that exemplary enlightenment machine that transformed the legal administration of capital punishment into a public spectacle of the moment of death? I read these two seemingly opposed and unconnected figures through each other in order to explore how Freud’s descriptions of the formal qualities of the dream-work enter into—and complicate—our understanding of how events and actions become visible and readable in the so-called real world. The dream and the guillotine communicate with one another because they both stage scenes of a very particular kind.

The question of female sexuality both defines and undermines the category of the human for Freud.  Female sexuality both establishes the universal foundations of the metapsychology and is excluded from it.  In his short and provocative case history, “A Case of Paranoia Running Counter to the Disease” (the first devoted to a female patient after Dora), Freud introduces the notion of “primal fantasies” and links that notion to the (imagined) images of being photographed that haunt and obsess his female patient.  Freud not only associates photography with unconscious images about female sexuality produced by a female patient, but he also takes on the role of unconscious photographer by casting the woman in the place of a camera in his narrative account. By looking at the way femininity and fixation come together in this powerful text, I discuss why Freud attributes quasi-photographic powers to female sexuality as a means of trying to produce a figure for unseen and un-seeable images that come from a primal and unrecoverable past.

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Ernst Bloch London Symposium

in Academic Service - Archive by on December 12th, 2013

Event Date: 12 December 2013
Lecture Theatre E002,
Granary Building
Central Saint Martin’s
University of the Arts London
London N1 4AA

The London Graduate School and  Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University  present:

Ernst Bloch London Symposium

The work of Ernst Bloch posits a utopian impulse that Fredric Jameson has described as ‘governing and encompassing everything, from games to patent medicines, from myths to mass entertainment, from iconography to technology, from architecture to Eros, from tourism to jokes and the unconscious’.

This one-day event, organized by the Kingston London Graduate School, with the support of CRMEP, revisits Bloch’s work in four themed panels on materialismatheismtime & aesthetics, and political economy of hope.

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Welcome by  Simon Morgan Wortham (LGS, Kingston):

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Panel 1:  Bloch Today – Contemporary Theory, Arts and Politics

Chair: Christopher Kul-Want (Central St Martin’s)

Johan Siebers (Central Lancashire/Middlesex) – Full Frontal Philosophy:

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Richard Noble (Goldsmiths) – The Political Interpretation of Utopia:

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Silvia Mazzini (Humboldt University, Berlin) – Bloch’s Objective Fantasy:

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Panel 2: Materialism/Atheism

Chair: Christopher Kul-Want (Central St Martin’s)

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein (Bath) – Living in Blochian Times: The Importance of the ‘not-yet’ for Prefigurative Politics:

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Catherine Moir (Cambridge) – Bloch’s Speculative Materialism:

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Hager Weslati (Kingston) – Bloch-Kojève: Divine Non-existence:

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Panel 3: Time/Aesthetics

Chair: Hager Weslati (Kingston)

Arno Münster (Amiens) – Concrete Utopia: Consciousness of Anticipation and Praxis:

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Peter Osborne (Kingston) – The Problem of a Multilayered Temporal Dialectic:

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Panel 4: Political Economy of Hope

Chair: Stella Sandford (Kingston)

Caitroina Ni Dhuill (Durham) – The Concentric Promiscuities of Utopia:

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Agata Bielik Robson (Nottingham)  – The Ontology of Hope:

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Peter Thompson (Sheffield) - The Future of Hope and the Metaphysics of Contingency:

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François Laruelle – In-the-Last-Humanity: On the “Speculative” Ecology of Man, Animal and Plant

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 3rd, 2013

Event Date: 3 June 2013

Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,

Central Saint Martins,

London N1C 4AA

Central St Martin’s and the London Graduate School present:

LARUELLE in LONDON: The LGS Seminars

Professor François LaruelleIn-the-Last-Humanity: On the “Speculative” Ecology of Man, Animal and Plant

This is the 3rd in a series of lectures Professor François Laruelle is giving at the London Graduate School, London. This talk is presented with the support of the School of Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts.

Following the lecture there will be a reception and book launch for the translation of Laruelle’s Principles of Non-Philosophy, trans. Anthony Paul Smith and Nicola Rubczak (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Professor Laruelle has taught at both the University of Paris X and the Collège international de philosophie, and is a Visiting Professor at the London Graduate School, Kingston University, London. He is the author of over twenty books, including Philosophies of Difference (trans. 2010), Future Christ (trans. 2010), Principles of Non-Philosophy (trans. 2013), and, most recently, The Concept of Non-Photography (2011) and Anti-Badiou (2011, trans. 2013).

Introduction by Professor John Mullarkey (Kingston):

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