The London Graduate School Summer Academy in the Critical Humanities Gender and Difference 27-30 June 2016 The London Graduate School is pleased to announce details of its 2016 Summer Academy, an intensive week-long programme offered annually for postgraduate students of any institutional affiliation. In 1981 Elaine Marks and Isabelle de Courtivron published New French Feminisms, […]
If the publication last year of Slavoj Zizek’s doctoral thesis in English translation was intended to lend additional scholarly weight to the project of reading psychoanalytic categories into structures of philosophical and political thought, is it nevertheless possible to identify a psychoanalytic category that is not susceptible to such elaboration, one that might therefore be used to trace the limit of this kind of reading? … Phobia is not just a contested topic in psychoanalysis, but instead points to the ‘self-eating’ form it takes. Put differently, what we are calling ‘phobia’ names an irreducible heterogeneity that inhabits and destabilises the ‘politics’ of psychoanalysis from the outset. What this might teach us about the complexity of reading philosophical texts or political situations in terms of psychoanalytic categories may be all too clear, and yet it warrants a vigilance whose end is difficult to foresee.
Kingston University is proud to announce the appointments of Professor Geoffrey Bennington and Professor Peggy Kamuf as Distinguished Visiting Professors in the Humanities. These appointments are in recognition of the outstanding research and scholarship undertaken by Professors Bennington and Kamuf over many years, and the enormous contribution each has made in the field of literary […]