Call for Papers - Encounters


Call for Papers


Knowledge requires engagement, and to encounter someone or something risks change. Encounters initiate opportunities to meet, participate, and practise resilience or adaptation in the face of the unfamiliar or unknown. They may encourage a sense of belonging. Conversely, encounters may lead to rejection or silencing of new ideas, voices, objects, organisms, or experiences, to polarisation, to fear of the Other, or a desire to remain unaffected. They may be chance or intentional, confrontational or interactive, comfortable or unsettling. Encounters may span human and non-human terrains.

We encourage critical interpretations of ‘Encounters’ in any area of research. Suggested papers could include, but are not limited to, encounters with the following: 

  • Time  
  • Memory 
  • Phenomena 
  • Change 
  • Individual 
  • Society 
  • Unknown 
  • Science  
  • Construction 
  • Colonialism 
  • Postcolonialism 
  • Affect  
  • Emotion 
  • Nature  
  • Language 
  • Art 
  • Boundary 
  • Self 
  • Protection 
  • Resistance 
  • Belonging
  • Othering 
  • Heterogeneity 
  • Agency  
  • Fear 
  • Resilience 
  • Radicalism  
  • Movement  
  • Migration  
  • Conflict  
  • Resolution  
  • Power  
  • Diversity 
  • Technology 
  • Sustainability 
  • Degrowth  
  • Constance 
  • Spirituality 
  • Opportunity 
  • Urbanism 
  • Global South 
  • Relevance 
  • Relativism 


To be considered for publication, submit the following by  June 2nd, 2023:  

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: Please title your email “Abstract: Surname, Forename” 


Selected authors will be notified by  June 9th,and will be required to submit a 5,000 to 7,000 word paper by  August 15th.To be considered for publication, all papers must adhere to Aigne’s Author Guidelines ( and be thoroughly proofread prior to submission.  

Expected publication Spring 2024. 


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.