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'Aigne' Journal Call for Papers: Crisis - Predicament and Potential

Categories: Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2019-07-26 Abstract Due: 2019-04-19

CfP: Crisis - Predicament and Potential

Crisis is a concept which often has strong negative connotations, particularly in a world experiencing a series of economic, political, and social crises within various contexts, territories, and vocations. While crisis and predicament seem to have an intuitive connection, crisis is also a catalyst for invention and innovation: for potential. Crisis encourages us to experiment with both reshaped and unprecedented paradigms, even in uncertain or turbulent scenarios which could appear transgressive at the time presented. It is important to value and understand, in the context of new emerging mind-sets, the potential of these transformations and the impact they could have for the world we live in.  

The aim of this issue is to showcase a series of articles which engage with the theme of “Crisis: Predicament and Potential” in challenging and diverse ways. Topics may encompass but are not limited to: 

  • Crisis and living conditions
    Crisis of thought
    Opportunity in crisis
    Time, technology and innovation
    Dealing with crisis throughout the ages
    Transgressive ideas born of crisis 
    Crisis and trauma
    Unrest and adjustment in a millennial era
    Contemporary paradigms of change
    Crisis of faith
    Ecological crises
    Creative crises
    Crises of exhaustion

To be considered for publication, submit the following by April 19th, 2019:

250-500 word abstract of your proposed chapter;

Contact information - name, email address, and any institutional affiliation;

Resume/CV for each author/co-author (in any format);

Email to: aigne@ucc.ie. Please title your email “Abstract: Surname, Forename”


Aigne (“Mind”) is a peer-reviewed online postgraduate journal that falls under the auspices of the Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. The journal uses a double-blind peer-review process to ensure anonymity and quality of submissions. As an interdisciplinary journal, Aigne encourages submissions across the fields of literature, film, history, languages, politics, religion, philosophy, social sciences and beyond.

Selected authors will be notified by May 10th, and will be required to submit a 5,000 to 7,000 word paper by July 26th. To be considered for publication, all papers must adhere to Aigne’s Author Guidelines (http://aigne.ucc.ie/index.php/aigne/about/submissions#authorGuidelines) and be thoroughly proofread prior to submission. 

All queries may be directed to Editor-in-Chief, Ciarán Kavanagh, at aigne@ucc.ie. 

Expected publication Early Spring 2020.



Ciarán Kavanagh