Call For Papers


Due date for abstracts: 30th  November 2009
(For length of abstracts and papers see below)

Send abstracts and enquiries to :


Keynote speakers include:

• Geoffrey Bennington   • Peggy Kamuf   • Nicholas Royle  • Marian Hobson


CFP description:

Derrida Today, will focus on the ongoing value or Derrida’s work to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and philosophical futures that confront us.

The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic 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, literature, psychoanalysis, architecture and design, law, film and visual studies, photography, art, embodiment, feminism, race and whiteness studies, politics, ethics, sociology, cultural studies, queer theory, sexuality, education, science (physics, biology, medicine, chemistry), IT and multimedia, or Derrida in relation to other theoretical/philosophical thinkers, etc.

Individual Papers:

Participants should submit 200 word abstracts for a 20 minute paper (with 10 minute discussion time) and a person bio, to the conference organisers at  by 30th November 2009.

Panel Proposals:

Panels will consist of 3 papers of 20 minutes each (with 10 minute discussion time per paper). Panel organizers should submit an overall panel proposal of 100-200 words, plus individual abstracts of 200 words for each paper, and personal bios of each participant, by the 30th November 2009.


Derrida Today journal:

This conference is based on the journal ‘Derrida Today’, published by Edinburgh University Press (ISSN: 1754-8500).

General co-editors: Nicole Anderson and Nick Mansfield

Reviews Editor: Martin McQuillan

Click here for the journal website.

Participants will be invited to submit article length versions of their papers for consideration for publication in the journal.