CfP: Liminality -Transitions and Marginalities

2021-03-27

The term liminality encapsulates a state of transition wherein new ideas, identities, solidarities can come into being. As a concept it thus offers a crucial prism through which any in-between phase for a person, group, or even for a whole society can be better understood and has today gained increasing use within the humanities, social sciences and beyond.  

In the current day and age, liminal spaces permeate the essence of uncertainties and marginalities. While marginalities are often related unwholesome conditions, liminal spaces are not favoured for their lack of permanence. This space can be occupied by those in stasis, which represents detachment and departure from expectations borne of stability towards the marginal spaces of uncertainty, fluidity, and the suspended potentiality of the unknown. 

Although, departures and transitions, can lead to liminal spaces, and marginal conditions, one hopes to never return to these spaces. Unlike the stigma attached to such spaces and conditions, there are various examples that suggest the positive outcome of one trudging on the path of liminality, either to remain on the precipice of the almost 'return' or to inspire a never- reached 'future'. Never forget the purgatory traversed by Dante, which not only reveals the idea of permanence, but also showcases the positivity of such uncertain spaces. The concept of displacement, without the knowledge of the source or the destination might be unnerving, however could be one filled with explorations.  The comfort of permanence versus the excitement of transitions can be conjectured. 

Thus, we call for papers based on the theme of liminal spaces, marginality, transitions and departures. The theme is open to interpretation and can be discussed in any area of research. We seek both positive and negative aspects of liminal spaces, and marginalities. This may include discussion with respect to departures, transitions, marginal and liminal spaces. 

To be considered for publication, submit the following by  April 30th, 2021

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, Aigneencourages submissions across the fields of literature, film, history, languages, politics, religion, philosophy, social sciences and beyond. 

 

Selected authors will be notified by  May 28th,and will be required to submit a 5,000 to 7,000 word paper by  August 8th.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, Marina Durnin, at aigne@ucc.ie.  

Expected publication Early Spring 2022.