Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Professor Nicole Anderson

Nicole AndersonHead of Department

Office: Y3A 165C
Phone: (02) 9850 2157
Undergraduate Teaching: CUL399, MECO701


Nicole Anderson is the co-founding editor of the Derrida Today Journal, published by Edinburgh University Press, and the Director of the Derrida Today biannual conference. She is an international fellow of the London Graduate School, and a member of the Biocultures Project at University of Illinois, Chicago. She has published Derrida: Ethics Under Erasure (Continuum 2012, reprinted 2014 by Bloomsbury Press in paperback). Both the book and the journal came out of a long interest and writing on deconstruction and Derrida in relation to everyday cultural events and practices. The interest in cultural practices resulted in a co-edited book entitled: Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice (Oxford 2009), and to a sole-authored book entitled: Culture (forthcoming with Routledge 2016). This latter book reveals the intersections between science/the biological and culture, that is, it attempts to demonstrate the interlinkages and the necessary imbrications of all perspectives and discourses on culture (such as the biological, social and aesthetic). Other research interests and publications revolve around: Derrida Studies and deconstruction, visual culture (including film and art theory and criticism), social media, ethics, animal studies, gender studies, biopolitics, biocultures, and posthumanism.

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Anderson, N. Forthcoming 2016, Culture, Routledge Press (Under Contract, forthcoming 2016).

Anderson, N. 2015, 'Ethics', in Derrida: Key Concepts, Claire Colebrook (ed.), Acumen Press (In Press).

Anderson, N. 2015, 'Pre- and Post-Human Animals', in Jami Weinstein and Claire Colebrook (eds.), Inhuman Rites and Posthumous Life, Columbia University Press (In Press).

C. Lumby, N. Anderson, and S. Hugman. 2014,: Social Media in Learning and Teaching', Journal of International Communication, Vol. 20, No. 2 (2014), pp. 119-132.

Anderson, N. 2014, 'Dead Letter: Les jeux sont faits', Oxford Literary Review 36: 2, Dec 2014.

Anderson, N. and Mark Evans. 2013, 'Bringing Together Casual Academic Employment with
Discipline Standards', CALTN Journal (forthcoming March 2013).

Anderson, N. 2013, 'Derrida's Language: Play, Différance and (Con)text', in Iain McKenzie (ed),
The Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralism, (Edinburgh University Press, July 2013).
Nicole Anderson. 2012, Derrida: Ethics Under Erasure (London & New York: Continuum Press).

Anderson, N. 2011, 'Balancing authority, influence and responsibility to the field' in Ethics and
Education, special edition: Journal editing and ethical research practice: perspectives of
journal editors, ed. Holly Randell-Moon.

Anderson, N. 2010, 'Autoimmunity: The deconstruction and politics of "bio-art" and criticism',
Parallax 16: 4, Dec 2010.

Anderson, N. 2010, 'Supplementing Claire Colebrook: A Response to "Creative Evolution and the
Creation of Man"', Journal of Southern Philosophy, Vol 48, s1 (Spindel Supplement,
September 2010), pp. 133-146. Available at:  

Anderson, N. 2010, 'The "Ethics" of Consensual Cannibalism: Deconstructing the Human- Animal
Dichotomy', ANTENNAE Issue 14, Autumn 2010 (SSN 1756-9575), pp. 65-74. Online at:  

Anderson, N. and Katrina Schlunke (eds). 2008, Cultural Theory in Everyday Practice.  Oxford
University Press.

Anderson, Nicole & K. Schlunke. 2008, 'Theory to Practice, Practice to Theory in Cultural Studies',
Cultural Theory & Everyday Life (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Anderson, N. 2008, 'Deconstructing the Ethics of Cannibalism', Cultural Theory & Everyday Life
(Oxford University Press, 2008).

Anderson, N. 2008, 'Poststructuralist Theory', Cultural Theory & Everyday Life (Oxford University
Press, 2008).

Anderson, N. 2008, 'Postmodernist Theory', Cultural Theory & Everyday Life (Oxford University
Press, 2008.

Anderson, N. 2008, 'Bodies and Embodiment', Cultural Theory & Everyday Life, Oxford University
Press, 2008.

Anderson, N.  2006, 'Deconstructing Technologies of Subjectivity', SCAN: journal of
media arts culture, December 2006. Online at:

Anderson, N. 2006, 'Freeplay? Fairplay! Defending Derrida', Social Semiotics Issue
16:3 (September 2006), pp. 407 - 420.

Anderson, N. 2003, 'The Ethical Possibilities of the Subject as Play: in Nietzsche and  Derrida', Journal
of Nietzsche Studies (JNS), Issue 26: 79-90 (Autumn 2003).