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Call for Abstracts: 7th Derrida Today Conference, June 13-16, 2021, Washington D.C

The 7th 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 is broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals from scholars, academics, and postgraduates on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics as well as contemporary issues. While the conference welcomes contributions on diverse topics and from any discipline in relation to Derrida’s work and deconstruction, it is particularly interested in discussions exploring the concept of “democracy,” especially in light of the 6th January storming of the Capitol in the U.S., and the consequences of the current COVID pandemic.

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Please submit your paper and panel abstracts directly to

For more information, consult the conference website:

CFP: Back to the Things Themselves 2021

Since 2007 Back to the Things Themselves! (BTTTT!) has been an annual attempt to affect a liberation from textual exegesis and critique, and to return to the lived world to divine the essential structures of experience through rigorous phenomenological description. While BTTTT! is guided by important scholarly contributions about phenomenology, its main aim is to “do phenomenology”—that is, to generate original descriptions of phenomena in the lifeworld. 
BTTTT! invites those engaged in phenomenological practice to submit their original descriptions for consideration for our 2021 meeting at the University of Alberta

Before submitting your abstract and paper please carefully review our dos and don’ts. Please note that our biggest challenge has always been to attract submissions that are squarely focused on rigorous phenomenological description. 

Please feel free to forward this email to other interested scholars. We also invite interested parties to click on the “Follow” button at the bottom of our web page, as we will soon be phasing out our email distribution list.
Most Sincerely,

Dave Koukal and Chris Nagel

Back to the Things Themselves!

CFP: PhaenEx

Dear EPTC/TCEP members and friends, 

It is unfortunate that Congress and EPTC/TCEP 2020 at London, Ontario cannot go ahead as planned this May/June.

Please consider working on your conference paper in order to submit it to PhaenEx, EPTC/TCEP’s open access journal. PhaenEx has published 25 issues since its beginning in 2006. The journal’s core is the set of philosophical, literary, political, etc., traditions that developed into, from and against existential and phenomenological theory and culture, but we are also open to a wider variety of submissions as long as they are well written and interesting.  

Open call for papers.


CFP: Dissonancia: Critical Theory Journal


Decolonial and Critical Theory

Dissonancia: Critical Theory Journal

Critical and decolonial theories have long been mutually suspicious of one another. On the one hand, and rightly so, decolonial theories highlight the Eurocentric dimensions of hegemonic academic philosophy in general, and of critical theory in particular, questioning the alleged universalism that has inhabited critical philosophy from Hegel and Marx to the present day. On the other, and also not without reason, representatives of critical theory often express fear of abandoning the universal altogether and endorsing the particular unequivocally, concerned with the theoretical and political fragmentation that may ensue.

Recently, however, there is a growing interest in thematizing the possible connections between critical theory and conceptual paradigms based on the critique of colonialism (not only de- and postcolonial theories, but also subaltern, peripheral or marginal studies, epistemologies of the South, among others). The reversal of historical structures of domination is certainly a common horizon to both strands, but much is yet to be done to enable a cross-fertilization between these traditions, themselves highly diverse and internally differentiated.

The Special Issue on “Decolonial and Critical Theory” aims to contribute to the advancement of this cooperation and invites the submission of articles and reviews of texts that reflect on this dialogue – or lack thereof – in the areas of philosophy, politics, history, aesthetics, epistemology, education, sociology, among others.

Some possible topics:

  • Convergences and divergences between critical theory and de-/postcolonial theories
  • Critical theory on the periphery(ies): reception, criticisms, and dialogues
  • Critical theory in/from/about Brazil and Latin America
  • Post- and decolonial theories: tensions between the particular and the universal
  • Critical theory, race, and intersectionality
  • Critical theory, history, progress, and global justice
  • What does it mean to “decolonize” critical theory today?
  • What do post- and decolonial theories have to learn from critical theory?
  • What does critical theory have to learn from post- and decolonial theories?

Deadline for submissions: December 31st 2019

Editors of the Special Issue: Mariana Teixeira and Mariana Fidelis (Guest Editor)

Submissions in English, Spanish and Portuguese are welcome.

Please check our guidelines for formatting/stylequotations, and references.

For further information, please contact us via e-mail:

CFP: 14TH Annual Meeting of the Hannah Arendt Circle

The Arendt Circle meets annually to share research on any aspect of Hannah Arendt’s work.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2019

Submit a 750-word abstract, prepared for anonymous review, as a Word Document or PDF, to

Working groups meet on April 16 prior to the main program on April 17-18. For more information, contact:

Arendt & her contemporaries–David Antonini (

Arendt unbound–Katy Fulfer (

2020 Organizing Committee

  • Katy Fulfer, University of Waterloo
  • Lucy Benjamin, University of London
  • Jennifer Gaffney, Gettysburg College
  • with Justin Letizia, Gettysburg College