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.

Derrida Today Conferences

The Derrida Today journal was launched at the 1st Derrida Today Conference in Sydney in 2008. Directed by Nicole Anderson, the conferences are hosted and co-organised biennially with colleagues from various institutions around the world. See below for the forthcoming conference.

7th Derrida Today Conference

From border to border Derrida / D’un bord l’autre Derrida

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Aix-Marseille University / Aix-Marseille Université

Aix-en-Provence, France

June 10-13, 2020

REGISTRATION

Information coming soon!

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

Location and Maps

Conference Location:
Schuman Campus, 29 avenue Robert Schuman, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France

Google Street Map

Schuman Campus Map

City Bus System Map

Hotels
Airport Shuttle Bus

Arriving from Marseille Airport: take SHUTTLE BUS #40 to Aix-en-Provence Centre Gare routière (Bus Terminal). The bus leaves from Quai 7 at the Airport Bus Station, opposite the MP2 Terminal, which is a 5 minute walk from Terminal 1. The bus runs every 30 minutes, and the journey takes at least 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Tickets can be purchased on the bus or online.

Links: Arriving by plane; Marseille Airport website; Shuttle Bus #40 schedule (English) (French).

The shuttle bus will drop you at the Aix-en-Provence Bus Terminal, which is a 5 minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau (main street in city center). All hotels in the town center may be easily reached on foot.

To reach the conference site (Schuman Centre) from Cours Mirabeau downtown, take the Aixpress bus (Route “A”) toward P+R Krypton, and stop at the Schuman bus stop. View the Aixpress bus itinerary.

Train Shuttle Bus

Arriving by train: from the Aix-en-Provence TGV train station, take SHUTTLE BUS # 40 to Aix-en-Provence Centre Gare routière (Bus Terminal). If you are arriving from Paris or Lyon you will need to cross the train tracks via the footbridge. The bus stop is below the ground floor of the station, Porte Sud. The journey takes at least 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Tickets may be bought directly on the bus but you can also buy them with your train ticket. Caution is advised regarding the bus times indicated on your train ticket, as these only allow 20 minutes for the journey. You are allowed to board any shuttle bus regardless of the departure time shown on your ticket (i.e., you can leave earlier, which is recommended).

Links: Arriving by train; TGV Train Station; Bus #40 schedule (English) (French).

The shuttle bus from the TGV train station will drop you at the Aix-en-Provence Bus Terminal, which is a 5 minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau (main street in city center). All hotels in the town center may be easily reached on foot.

To reach the conference site (Schuman Centre) from Cours Mirabeau downtown, take the Aixpress bus (Route “A”) toward P+R Krypton, and stop at the Schuman bus stop. See the Aixpress bus itinerary.

Parking

Arriving by car: Car parking is available at the Car Park and Ride facility called P+R Krypton, which is within walking distance to the university. It is open 24 hours and a day’s parking costs €2.20. Your ticket also allows you to take a return journey on Bus # 7 for free. P+Krypton is also on the Aixpress bus route, which goes downtown past the Schuman Centre (Derrida Today conference venue). Allow 5 to 10 minutes to walk from the car park to the Schuman Centre via the footbridge which is on the far side of the bus station.

Links: Parking in Aix; Bus # 7 schedule/map; Bus A (Aixpress) schedule/map.

City Buses

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

Executive Director: Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University)

Hosts and Co-Directors: Stéphane Lojkine  (Aix-Marseille Université) and Francesca Manzari (Aix-Marseille Université)

Derrida Today Conferences Organizing Committee: Nicole Anderson, Matthias Fritsch, Stella Gaon, Lynn Turner

CALL FOR PAPERS

The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of  academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will consider papers and panel proposals on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics and contemporary issues.

While the conference welcomes papers on diverse topics and from any discipline in relation to Derrida’s work and deconstruction, it is also interested in discussions around ‘borders’ in light of the current challenges we face in regards to migration and refugees (particularly between Europe and Africa-Middle East), climate change, eco-genocide, and Derrida’s thinking on democracy, community, mondialization and globalization in the face of current ‘border’ closures, heightened sovereign rule, and the European Union-Brexit crisis.

CFP now closed

Abstracts to be sent to: derridatodayconference@gmail.com

Appel à communication – françaisDownload CFP - English

Past Conferences

1st Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Macquarie University, Sydney (10-12 July 2008)

Organisers: Nicole Anderson and Nick Mansfield

Keynotes:

  • Andrew Benjamin (Monash University)
  • Catherine Malabou (Kingston University)
  • Martin McQuillan (Kingston University)

Roundtable: Nicole Anderson, Stephen Barker, Andrew Benjamin, Niall Lucy, Catherine Malabou, Martin McQuillan, Robert Sinnerbrink, and Margrit Shildrick

Special Panel Speakers: Niall Lucy, McKenzie Wark, John Kinsella, Michael Dillon, Howard Caygill, Elina Staikou, Penelope Deutscher, Vicky Kirby

2nd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Kingston University, London (19-21 July 2010)

Organisers: Simon Morgan Wortham, Nicole Anderson and Martin McQuillan

Keynotes:

  • Geoffrey Bennington (Emory University)
  • Marion Hobson (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Peggy Kamuf (University of Southern California)
  • Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex)

Special Panel Speakers: Derek Attridge, Stephen Barker, Grant Farred, Joanna Hodge, Simon Morgan Wortham

3rd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: University of California, Irvine (11-13 July 2012)

Organisers: Stephen Barker and Nicole Anderson

Keynotes:

  • Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Penny Deutscher (Northwestern University)
  • David Wills (Brown University)

Special Panel Speakers: Nicole Anderson, Alice Andrews, Stephen Barker, Howard Caygill, Pleshette DeArmitt, Jonathan Dronsfield, Peter Gratton, Joanna Hodge, Kas Saghafi, Elina Staikou

4th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Fordham University, New York (28-31 May 2014)

Organisers: Sam Haddad and Nicole Anderson

Keynotes:

  • Karen Barad (University of California – Santa Cruz)
  • Elizabeth Grosz (Duke University)
  • Martin Hagglünd (Harvard University)
  • Michael Naas (De Paul University)

Special Panel Speakers: Geoffrey Bennington, Kir Kuiken, David Wills, Peter Gratton, Giovanna Borradori.

Screening: “Love in the Post: from Plato to Derrida” by Joanne Callighan & Martin McQuillan.

5th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Goldsmiths, University of London (8-11 June 2016)

Executive Director: Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University)

Co-Directors/Organizers: Lynn Turner (Goldsmiths) and Nicole Anderson

Keynotes:

  • Kelly Oliver (Vanderbilt University)
  • Paul Patton (University of New South Wales)
  • David Wills (Brown University)
  • Julian Wolfreys (Postsmouth University)

Special Panel Speakers: Sam Haddad, Andrew Parker, Erin Graff Zivin, Jacques Lezra, David Wood, Francesco Vitale, Erin Obodiac, Peter Gratton, Rob Trumbull, Marie-Eve Morin, Felicity Coleman, Joanna Hodge, Daniele Rugo.

6th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by: Concordia University, Montreal (23-26 May 2018)

Executive Director: Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University)

Co-Directors/Organizers: Matthias Fritsch (Concordia) and Stella Gaon (Saint Mary’s University)

Keynotes:

  • Tom Cohen (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)
  • Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Alexander Garcia-Düttmann (Berlin University of the Arts, Germany)
  • Ginette Michaud (Université de Montréal, Canada)
  • Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, USA)