University of New South Wales, Kensington
22-24 November 2000


  • David Wood (Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University), Visiting Fellow HRP UNSW Oct/Nov 2000; specialising in the fields of deconstruction, phenomenology and existentialism and author of Philosophy at the Limit (Unwin Hyman, 1990), The Deconstruction of Time (Humanities Press, 1992; 2nd edn forthcoming) and Thinking After Heidegger (Polity Press, 2000).
  • Catherine Malabou (Université Paris-X) Specialising in the relation of dialectics to deconstruction, and author of L'Avenir de Hegel, Plasticité, Temporalité, Dialectique (Paris, Vrin, 1996, forthcoming English translation by Routledge) and, with J. Derrida, La Contre-allée (La Quinzaine Littéraire-Louis Vuitton, 1999, forthcoming in English with Stanford).
  • Diane Perpich (Duquesne University), specialising in connections between phenomenology, ethics, and feminism, and author of published essays on Levinas' relation to Kant, on Irigary's ethics of sexual difference, and on the relation between ethics and politics in Derrida's recent writings.

6 other international speakers; over 80 papers addressing the work of Deleuze, Derrida, Foucallt, Freud, Habermas, Heidegger, Levinas, Nietzsche, and others; topics include ethics, aesthetics, politics, 100 years of Interpretation of Dreams, cognitive science and continental philosophy, cinema, cultural difference, sexual difference, friendship.

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Conference Committee

  • Rosalyn Diprose
  • Andrew Haas
  • Dan Smith