Submit Your Papers! Derrida Today 2016

The Derrida Today Conference is now accepting submissions for their 5th annual conference in London. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2015.

See the full call for papers below.

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:  1st November 2015 (notification of acceptance of abstracts will be by mid-Nov 2015), abstracts to be sent to:  [email protected]

Call for Papers:

The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us.

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:  1st November  2015                                                        

Individual Abstracts & Panel Proposals should be sent as an attachment to: [email protected]     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: