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 CFP of the forthcoming conference.

7th Derrida Today Conference 2020 – CFP

The 7th Derrida Today Conference will be held at Aix Marseille University (Schuman Campus, 29 avenue Robert Schuman, Aix-en-Provence, France) from June 10-13, 2020.

Conference Executive Director: Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University); Hosts and Co-Directors: Francesca Manzari (Aix-Marseille Université) and Stéphane Lojkine (Aix-Marseille Université); Conference Organizing Committee: Nicole Anderson, Karen Asp, Matthias Fritsch, Stella Gaon, Lynn Turner.

Keynotes*Hélène Cixous  *Jean-Luc Nancy  *Samuel Weber (Northwestern) *Gil Anidjar (Columbia) *Danielle Cohen-Lévinas (Paris-Sorbonne) *Anne-Emmanuelle Berger (Paris 8)

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.

For further information download the CFP.

Past Conferences Information

2018 – 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)

2016 – 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.

2012 – 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

2014 – 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.

2008 – 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

2010 – 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