CfP: Environments for Change

Call for Papers

Winter 2018 Issue

Theme: Environments of Change

The contemporary world is undergoing a period of accelerated change which can be attributed to a number of different developments: technological advances, the ubiquity of social media and smartphones, the acceleration of global warming and the resultant environmental disasters, and major political upheavals such as Brexit and the growth of white nationalist movements across the globe. These and other changes create constantly shifting and unstable contemporary environments. In this climate of economic, political and environmental uncertainty, it is important to address the impact on and outcomes of these and other major changes in our contemporary world.


The aim of this issue is to offer a series of articles which engage with the theme of ‘Environments of Change’ in challenging and diverse ways. Topics may include but are not limited to:

- Worlding / World-making / What is a World?

- Intersectionality / Intersections

- Thinking Forward Through the Past

- Digitalization and Society

- Environmental Humanities and Ecocriticism, Unnatural Narratives, ‘CliFi’

- Identity (Re)Construction and Embodiment

- Trumpism, Populism and the Fall of Cosmopolitanism

- Global Translations

- Ambivalence and Ambiguity

- Contemporary Voices

- Fiction as Method

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.

Potential contributors are invited to submit a 5,000-7,000 word paper by the 21st of May, 2018, through the journal’s OJS system. To register as an author, follow the following link:

After completing registration, please follow the system prompts to submit your paper, abstract and biographical information. To be considered for publication, all papers must adhere to Aigne’s Author Guidelines ( and be thoroughly proofread prior to submission.

All queries may be directed to Editors-in-Chief, Caroline Schroeter and Loretta Goff, at Authors will be notified of the editors’ decisions in June / July. Expected publication is Winter 2018.


The Aigne Editors