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The European Graduate School (EGS) is an accredited graduate and postgraduate degree-granting university. The Media and Communication Division of European Graduate School offers a uniquely dynamic academic setting that allows a creative encounter with the foremost representatives and thinkers media and communication (architecture, art, contemporary philosophy, cultural studies, film, literary theory, literature, media studies, performance art, photography, and video). The comprehensive programs are distinguished by the cordial interaction of eminent faculty members with students who are the best of their generation.

The Media and Communication Division offers graduate and postgraduate degrees in the Master in Media and Communication and Ph.D. in Media and Communication programs. Both studies and programs facilitate creative breakthroughs and theoretical paradigm shifts, and bring together master's and doctoral students with the visionaries and philosophers of the media world.

The Application and Admission process at the European Graduate School (EGS) is stringent and personal. We consider only fiercely independent and mature students who work well within an intensive residency program located in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Our students choose their own emphasis and area of concentration as supported by their Master's and Doctoral / PhD thesis / project. Our students, a true international mix, are outstanding graduates as well as actors, architects, artists, authors, college instructors, computer programmers, critics, directors, editors, filmmakers, graphic designers, journalists, musicians, philosophers, photographers, psychologists, social workers, teachers, theater directors, web designers, and writers. The language of instruction is English.


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+ 41 27 474 9917
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+ 41 27 474 9918
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European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Division Alter Kehr 20 CH-3953 Leuk-Stadt Switzerland

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Teaser— Toni Negri & Michael Hardt, a video excerpt of the long-awaited 2014 seminar at EGS, in Saas-Fee, Aug 2014 (in French & English). More to come! 
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Ever the absolute beginner: Bowie, by Simon Critchley (The Irish Times, Oct 18th 2014).
Review: David Bowie created the Ziggy zeitgeist more than 40 years ago and has spent every creative moment since experimenting, innovating, recalibrating
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David Lynch’s Photographs of Old Factories (OpenCulture, Oct 28th 2014). 
David Lynch's break out movie, Eraserhead, is the sort of movie that will seep into your unconscious and stay with you for days or weeks – like a particularly unnerving nightmare. Shot in inky black and white, the film achieves its uncanny power in part because of its setting — a rotting ...
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Colloque International Heidegger-Levinas - 13, 14 et 15 novembre 2014, Centre Emmanuel Levinas » de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne (actu philosophia, le 30 octobre 2014). 
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13, 14 et 15 novembre 2014 Organisé par Les Archives Husserl de Paris (CNRS/ENS), le « Collège des études juives et de philosophie contemporaine (...)
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Hannah Arendt and the Study of Evil (NPR, October 14, 2006). Philosopher Hannah Arendt spent her life examining the totalitarian states of the 20th century, coining the phrase "banality of evil." On the 100th anniversary of Arendt's birth, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl — author of Why Arendt Matters — recalls the life of a great thinker.  
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Great things are done when men and mountains meet. 
—William Blake. 

May 31st, 2014—twenty days left before THE deadline to apply for your MA/PhD and to begin this SUMMER, 2014 at EGS—http://www.egs.edu/admission/online-application/.

Image: EGS campus, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
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Three Essays: The Role of Experience in Hannah Arendt's Political Thought (Jerome Kohn, Director, Hannah Arendt Center, New School University). 
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Graham Harman on Speculative Realism, in Saas-Fee at EGS, in 2013.
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EGS will soon release video excerpts of Hardt & Negri's long anticipated seminar (in Aug 2014)! Stay tuned! 
Images: Michael Hardt & Toni Negri at EGS, by Alejo Duque.
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Capitalism itself is revolutionary because it keeps formenting inequality and provoking unrest. It also keeps providing its own kind of "communism" both as a vaccine, preventing further escalation, and an incentive to go beyond its own limitations. The multitude responds to both and can go either way, absorbing the shocks or multiplying the fractures that will occur in unpredictable way. 
A specter haunts the world and it is the specter of captial. 

—Sylvère Lotringer (From the Foreward to Virno's A Grammar of the Multitude).
Image: Lotringer at EGS, in Saas-Fee.
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Simon Critchley's NEW book: BOWIE. Check it out: 
"It all began with David Bowie's performance of “Starman” on BBC's Top of the Pops, July 6th, 1972. As I watched this orange-haired creature in a cat suit limp-wristedly put his arm around Mick Ronson's shoulder, my jaw dropped. It wasn't so much the quality of the song that struck me; ...
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New Yorkers don't miss the GFPJ Roundtable "Discussion of Stay Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine" w/ Judith Butler, Simon Critchley, & Jamieson Webster, on Thurs., March 13th, 2014 at 6:00-8:00pm, New York, NY. 
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