The Journal for Cultural Research is a journal dedicated to the transdisciplinary analysis of culture and the changing values that underpins it. The journal publishes the latest thinking of leading international figures and the best writing of a new generation of scholars around the globe. Contributions interrogate the transvaluation and deformation of cultural spaces: virtual, [...]
LGS’ Scott Wilson weighs in on the great debate of our age: the vuvuzela question. “Football is one of the world’s most boring sports, for the fan the boredom being attenuated by constant gnawing tension that is enlivened by anger, rage, moments of euphoria, incredulity and despair. Or at least that’s my experience living in [...]
From its outset the London Graduate School must not set out its stall as an institution that does little more than count. Rather, it should position itself as a quite different kind of counter-institution in which intellectual life and scholarship can be revitalized by opening research questions to an engaged public sphere of London-wide thinkers, academics, writers, artists, film-makers and students alike.
By developing his own conception of the ‘figure’ Andrew Benjamin has written an innovative and provocative study of the complex relationship between philosophy, the history of painting and their presentation of both Jews and animals. As Benjamin makes clear the ‘Other’ is never abstract. He underscores the means by which the ethical imperative, arising from [...]
UPDATE: The Derrida Today conference will now be held at Goodenough College in Bloomsbury, Central London. For more information, see the change of venue announcement in the news section of the LGS website. Hosted jointly by the Derrida Today journal based at Macquarie University, Sydney, and Kingston University, London, the 2nd international Derrida Today conference is [...]
Since Derrida, de Man and Miller first read Austin, the encounter between deconstruction and the performative has affected every discipline of the humanities (politics, law, architecture, literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, critical theory, cultural studies, etc.). Analyses have multiplied and have put into relief the performative structure of concepts and traditions in a search for their conditions [...]
The Derrida Dictionary is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstruction and one of the most important and influential European thinkers of the twentieth century. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all his major works, ideas and influences and provides a firm grounding in [...]
Professor Spivak will give the inaugural LGS lecture on the evening of 21st June 2010 at Goodenough College in Bloomsbury, London. This lecture will be open to the public and all are invited to attend. There will also be a seminar with Professor Spivak and faculty members of LGS earlier that day. Attendance of this [...]