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. The Conferences are Directed by Nicole Anderson, and are co-organised and hosted biennially with colleagues from various institutions around the world. See below for the CFP of the forthcoming conference.

6th Derrida Today Conference 2018 – CFP

The 6th Derrida Today Conference will be held at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada from May 23-26th 2018. The Conference is being co-organised by Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University), Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University) 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).

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. For further information download the CFP.


Due Dates for Abstracts:

Due to popular request the deadline has been extended to Dec 15th

Abstracts to be sent to:

Download CFP - EnglishAppel à communication – français

Past Conferences Information

2016 – 5th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by Goldsmiths University of London.

Co-organisers: Lynn Turner and Nicole Anderson


  • 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,

2014 – 4th Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by Fordham University, New York.

Organisers: Sam Haddad and Nicole Anderson


  • 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.

2012 – 3rd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by University of California, Irvine.

Organisers: Stephen Barker and Nicole Anderson


  • 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.

2010 – 2nd Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by Kingston University, London.

Organisers: Simon Morgan Wortham, Nicole Anderson & Martin McQuillan


  • 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.

2008 – 1st Derrida Today Conference

Hosted by Macquarie University, Sydney.

Organisers: Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield


  • 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.