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Marjorie Gracieuse

I received a French 'Maitrise' in Philosophy from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2003) and an English MA in Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick (2007), for which I obtained a one-year full award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I then studied under the supervision of Professor Miguel de Beistegui and completed my PhD on ‘Deleuze and the Problem of Hierarchy’ in January 2011.

I used to be the facilitator of the European Network in Contemporary French Philosophy funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2007-2010) and co-organised six international workshops in the UK, France and Italy.

I have translated articles from French into English for François Laruelle, Miguel de Beistegui and Didier Debaise.

I co-organised and acted as a ‘questions and answers’ interpreter during François Laruelle’s conference at the University of Warwick and at the University of Nottingham in March 2010.

I am a member of the editorial board of Pli, The Warwick Journal of Philosophy and co-edited a special volume on ‘Deleuze and Simondon’, published in September 2012 (with A.Tissandier).

I acted as a learning mentor for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and have been working in close collaboration with Warwick Disability Services since 2007.

I am now a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Warwick, working with Prof. Beistegui, Dr Bianco, Dr Stein and Prof. Fulford on the CIBB project, a three-year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. For the past and future workshop organised by the CIBB project, see our webpage.

I'm also working on a research project entitled 'The Influence of Anglo-American pragmatism on French Philosophy and French Sociology' with Charles Turner (sociology department), Giuseppe Bianco and Miguel Beistegui (philosophy department). Funded by Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies.

Research Interests:

Contemporary French philosophy (French Phenomenology, Existentialism, Post-structuralism and Non-philosophy)

Bioethics and biopolitics

The influence of Anglo-American pragmatism on French philosophy

Performance studies (theatre and dance in particular)

French literary theory (Blanchot, Bataille, Barthes, Klossowski and Derrida)


Undergraduate modules (Seminars):

Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (Term 1, 2 and 3, 2009).

Plato's Symposium (Term 1 and 2, 2010).

MA Module (Lectures and Seminars):

The Figures of Desire in Contemporary French Thought: Bataille, Lacan, Deleuze, Guattari and Foucault (Term 1, 2011).

The Phenomenology of Desire (with M de Beistegui) Term 2, 2013. For course material, click here


'Laruelle facing Deleuze: Immanence, Resistance and Desire' and 'Non-Philosophy, Weapon of Last Defence: an Interview with Francois Laruelle', both articles published in Laruelle and Non-Philosophy, edited by John Mullarkey and Anthony Paul Smith, Critical Connections, Edinburgh University Press, July 2012.

'Intensive Bodies versus Organic Judgement', an article published in 'Deleuze and Simondon', special volume of Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, September 2012.

'Immanence as differential material of human practices', a paper to be published in a collection of essays by Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming.

Co-editor of Deleuze and Simondon (with A.Tissandier), special volume of Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, 2012.

Marjorie Gracieuse

marjorie dot gracieuse at warwick dot ac dot uk