Marie-Helene Brousse – The Symbolic and the Body

in Academic Service - Archive by on February 4th, 2016

 

Event Date: 4 February 2016
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

 

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 2:

Marie-Helene BrousseThe Symbolic and the Body

Welcome by Christopher Kul-Want (CSM):

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Introductory comments by Alan Rowan (Secretary of the London Society NLS):

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Introduction by Véronique Voruz (Dept. Psychoanalysis, Kingston University, London):

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Pierre-Gilles Gueguen – The Body and the Imaginary: The Case of Francis Bacon

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 21st, 2016

 

Event Date: 21 January 2016
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

 

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:

Professor Pierre-Gilles Gueguen (Paris 8) – The Body and the Imaginary: The Case of Francis Bacon

Pierre-Gille Guéguen’s talk discusses the art of Francis Bacon in the context of his relationship with his ‘symptom-partner’ Georges Dyer. The talk is oriented by conceptual innovations, such as the sinthome, introduced by Lacan in his teaching in the late 1970s.

Pierre-Gille Guéguen is a psychoanalyst who lives and works in Paris. He is a member of the École de la Cause freudienne.

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Welcome by  Gabriela van den Hoven (Chair, London Society of the New Lacanian School):

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What Can We Do With Non-Philosophy?

in Academic Service - Archive by on November 10th, 2015

Event Date: 10 November 2015

Swedenborg Hall
20-21 Bloomsbury Way
London WC1A 2TH

The London Graduate School presents:

What Can We Do With Non-Philosophy?

A Discussion with Alexander Galloway, Ian James, and John Ó Maoilearca

‘A great misunderstanding in fact threatens non-philosophy, that of its spontaneous definition as a theory or even as a practice. It is neither one nor the other, of course, neither practical theory nor theoretical practice or “of ” theory, but a future thought or in-the-last-instance, determining a subject for the (non-) relation of theory and practice’ (François Laruelle, Struggle and Utopia)

Many philosophies claim to be practical: performativity, praxis, practice-based thought, truth procedures and enquiries, and even artistic performance have each been connected to various philosophical positions. So what, if anything, makes François Laruelle’s Non-Standard Philosophy different? ‘What Can We Do With Non-Philosophy?’ brings together three researchers whose work aims in part to elucidate the theoretical-practical uses of Non-Philosophy in a range of fields from science studies, through media studies, to animal and film studies. In each case they ask: how can this ‘future thought’ change the relation of theory to practice? What can be done with non-philosophy that changes what we do with anything, or everything, else?

Alexander R. Galloway is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He is also a writer and computer programmer working on issues in philosophy, technology and theories of mediation. Galloway is the author of Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (2004), Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture (2006), and The Interface Effect  (Polity, 2012). His latest book is Laruelle: Against the Digital (2014).

Ian James is Reader in Modern French Literature and Thought at the University of Cambridge. His work is focused on twentieth-century and contemporary French philosophy. His latest research investigates the contemporary turn, within French philosophy, towards science and technology. He is the author of Pierre Klossowski: The Persistence of a Name (2009), The Fragmentary Demand (2006), Paul Virilio (2007), and The New French Philosophy (2012).

John Ó Maoilearca is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Kingston University, London. He has also taught philosophy and film theory at the University of Sunderland, England and the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has published ten books, including (as author) Bergson and Philosophy (2000), Post-Continental Philosophy: An Outline (2006), and Philosophy and the Moving Image: Refractions of Reality (2010). His latest book is, All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy (2015).

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Shakespeare and Waste

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 23rd, 2015

Event Date: 23 May 2015
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

 

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars present:

Shakespeare and Waste

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS), part of the London Graduate School, announces the launch of Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT): a series of seminars and conferences for postgraduate students and early career scholars with an interest in Shakespeare, philosophy and theory. The program will be committed to thinking through Shakespeare about urgent contemporary issues in dialogue with the work of past and present philosophers – from Aristotle to Žižek.

It is intended that one-day KiSSiT conferences will be held three times a year at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames, which was developed by the great director Sir Peter Hall to be a ‘teaching theatre’, where actors and academics would work together. KiSSiT events will be free and open to all.

The inaugural KiSSIT conference will take place at the Rose Theatre on Saturday 23 May, 2015, on the theme of SHAKESPEARE AND WASTE  Confirmed speakers include Scott Wilson (Kingston University) and Peter Smith (Nottingham Trent University).

Plenary 1:

Scott Wilson (Kingston University) – ‘Vile Jellies’: Bataille, Shakespeare and the Exhumanities
Chair: Johann Gregory (University of East Anglia)

Introduction by Johann Gregory (University of East Anglia):

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Plenary 2:

Peter Smith (Nottingham Trent) -  ‘Rude Wind’: King Lear – Canonicity versus Physicality
Chair: Timo Uotinen (Royal Holloway)

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Concluding roundtable discussion with Stephen Unwin, Aleksandra Sakowska, Scott Wilson, Peter Smith, Ildikó Solti and Andrew Jarvis. Chaired by Anne Sophie Refskou

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Peter Hallward – Re-educating the Educator

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

Event Date: 12 March 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:

Professor Peter Hallward (Kingston) – Re-educating the Educator

Introduction by Dr Dean Kenning (CSM):

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Stella Sandford – The Sex of Natural History

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

Event Date: 12 March 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 Stella Sandford (CRMEP, Kingston University) – The Sex of Natural History

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Rosi Braidotti – Vectors of Affirmation

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 10th, 2015

 

Event Date: 10 March 2015
Room C303, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

 

The London Graduate School presents:

The 2015 London Graduate School Bloomsbury Lecture

Professor Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht) – Vectors of Affirmation

Prof. Braidotti received a doctoral degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne in 1981, and has taught at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands since 1988, when she was appointed as the founding professor in women’s studies. In 1995 she became the founding Director of the Netherlands research school of Women’s Studies. Braidotti founded the inter-university SOCRATES network NOISE and the Thematic Network for Women’s Studies ATHENA, and has held many prestigious visiting positions including Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College in 2005-6, a Jean Monnet professor at the European University Institute in Florence in 2002-3 and a fellow in the school of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 1994. Braidotti is currently Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities.

Braidotti’s publications have consistently been placed in continental philosophy, at the intersection with social and political theory, cultural politics, gender, feminist theory and ethnicity studies. The core of her interdisciplinary work consists of four interconnected monographs on the constitution of contemporary subjectivity, with special emphasis on the concept of difference within the history of European philosophy and political theory. Braidotti’s philosophical project investigates how to think difference positively, which means moving beyond the dialectics that both opposes it and thus links it by negation to the notion of sameness. This is evidenced in the philosophical agenda set in her first book Patterns of Dissonance: An Essay on Women in Contemporary French Philosophy, 1991, which gets developed further in the trilogy that follows. In the next book, Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory, 1994 (second edition, revised and expanded, 2011), the question is formulated in more concrete terms: can gender, ethnic, cultural or European differences be understood outside the straightjacket of hierarchy and binary opposition? Thus the following volume, Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming, 2002, analyses not only gender differences, but also more categorical binary distinctions between self and other, European and foreign, human and non-human (animal/ environmental/ technological others). The conclusion is that a systematic ambivalence structures contemporary cultural representations of the globalised, technologically mediated, ethnically mixed, gender-aware world we now inhabit. The question consequently arises of what it takes to produce adequate cultural and political representations of a fast-changing world and move closer to Spinozist notions of adequate understanding. The ethical dimension of Braidotti’s work on difference comes to the fore in the last volume of the trilogy, Transpositions: On Nomadic Ethics, 2006. Here she surveys the different ethical approaches that can be produced by taking difference and diversity as the main point of reference and conclude that there is much to be gained by suspending belief that political participation, moral empathy and social cohesion can only be produced on the basis of the notion of recognition of sameness. Braidotti makes a case for an alternative view on subjectivity, ethics and emancipation and pitches diversity against the postmodernist risk of cultural relativism while also standing against the tenets of liberal individualism. Throughout her work, Braidotti asserts and demonstrates the importance of combining theoretical concerns with a serious commitment to producing socially and politically relevant scholarship that contributes to making a difference in the world. Braidotti’s output also included several edited volumes. Her work has been translated in more than 20 languages and all the main books in at least three languages other than English.

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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

Introduction by Gregory Williams (CSM):

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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

Introduction by Dr Maria Walsh (CSM):

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