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King-Ho Leung

Postgraduate Research Student, Faculty of Arts



In February 2016, I gave a public lecture on Taylor Swift and Gilles Deleuze's philosophy of repetition as part of the University's Popular Culture lecture series.

Teaching Summary

Currently Teaching Affiliate this academic year (2016-17) for the following module seminars:

  • Philosophy of Religion (2nd year undergrad module)
  • Philosophy for Theologians (1st year undergrad module)
  • Theology and Ethics in the Modern World (1st year undergrad module)

And also one-off classes and programmes this year:

  • Postmodernism and Poststructuralism (Foundation Arts)
  • Post-genderism and Post-humanism (Foundation Arts)
  • Metaphysics in Contemporary Continental Philosophy (Distance Learning MA Residential Study Week)

Previous teaching include:

  • Justice (MA and 3rd year undergrad module; one quarter of the lectures)
  • Body and Soul: Theological Anthropology (2nd and 3rd year undergrad module)
  • Existentialism and Ethics (Session for the Sutton Trust Summer School 2016)

Research Summary

My current research is on the metaphysics of 'life' in contemporary continental philosophy and biopolitics. My doctoral dissertation specifically explores 'life' or 'living' as an ontological middle… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

My current research is on the metaphysics of 'life' in contemporary continental philosophy and biopolitics. My doctoral dissertation specifically explores 'life' or 'living' as an ontological middle term that mediates 'being' and 'thinking/understanding', and consequently how philosophy as a practical 'way of life' may be reconcilable with philosophy as metaphysical theorisation.

Conference Papers

'Language (and) Animals: Subjectivity and the "Form of Life" according to Agamben and Taylor,' Joint Annual Conference 2016, Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, Regent's University London, 25-27 August 2016.

'Beyond A World of Becoming: A Platonic Imagination of International Politics,' Rethinking Politics in a Volatile World, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, 10 June 2016.

'Univocity in the Name of the Multiple? On the One and the Many in Badiou's Ontology,' Set Theory Ontology and the Philosophy of the Event, University of Liverpool, 2-3 October 2015.

'Politicisation as Theological Decolonisation?' Political Theology: The Liberation of the Post-secular?, The Association for Continental Philosophy of Religion, Liverpool Hope University, 10-12 July 2015.

'Derrida's Context without Context of the Desert in the Desert.' Re-thinking Derrida's Faith and Knowledge, The Northern Theory School and the University of Nottingham, 1-2 June 2015.

'Responsibility: Command or Habit?.' Politics of Responsibility. International Political Theory Graduate Conference, University of St Andrews, 28-29 May 2015.

'The Cartesian Turn and Life.' Divine and Human Personhood: A Day Symposium. University of Oxford, 15 May 2015.

'Limbo, Prison and Biopolitical "After-life": The Political Eschatologies of Agamben and Foucault.' Crime and Punishment Conference. The Centre for Bible, Ethics and Theology (CBET), Nottingham, 7 February 2015.

'A Secular Age of Exception? Reading Charles Taylor alongside Giorgio Agamben.' Charles Taylor and Philosophical Anthropology. The Centre of Theology and Philosophy, Nottingham, 9 May 2014.

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