Derrida Today Conference

The Derrida Today conferences are a means by which to bring together a community of Derrida/deconstruction scholars from around the world, and to showcase the latest work in Derrida Studies, and its relevance to cultural, political, and social practice.

Call for Papers

CFP for 5th Derrida Today Conference

Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Date: Weds 8th – Sat 11th June, 2016.

Keynotes: Paul Patton (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Kelly Oliver (Vanderbilt University, USA), Julian Wolfreys (University of Portsmouth, UK), and Paola Marrati (Johns Hopkins, USA).

Conference Directors and Organisers: Lynn Turner (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University, Sydney).

Due dates for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: 30th November 2015 (notification of acceptance of abstracts will be by mid-Dec 2015), abstracts to be sent to:

Call for Papers (download CFP):

The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics and contemporary issues, such as: philosophy, phenomenology and other theoretical/philosophical thinkers, literature, psychoanalysis, architecture and design, law, film and visual studies, haptic technologies, photography, art, music, dance, embodiment, feminism, race and whiteness studies, politics, ethics, sociology, cultural studies, queer theory, sexuality, education, science (physics, biology, medicine, chemistry), IT and multimedia, technology, etc. We also accept papers that engage in the spirit of deconstructive thought (if not on Derrida or deconstruction itself).


Individual Participants: submit a 300 word abstract for a 20 minute paper. Please include a personal bio (no more than 200 words), your affiliation and contact details (mailing address, email address, and phone).

Panel Proposals: Panels will consist of 3 papers of 20 minutes delivery and 10 minutes discussion time each. Panel organizers should submit an overall panel proposal of 300 words, plus individual abstracts of no more than 200 words for each paper, along with personal bios and contact details (email, address and phone), and university affiliation of each member, including the organiser of the panel.

Due Date for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: 30th November 2015

Individual Abstracts & Panel Proposals should be sent as an attachment to: All enquiries about the conference ONLY, to this email address.

The conference is based on the journal Derrida Today (Chief Editors: Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield. The journal is published by Edinburgh University Press, ISSN: 1754-8500). EUP Journal Website:

NB: Information about the Conference, Registration, Keynotes, etc., as well as the Journal, can be found at The Derrida Today Website: