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).
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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org