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: 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 10thand will be required to submit a 5,000 to 7,000 word paper by July 26thTo 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 Editor-in-Chief, Ciarán Kavanagh, at

Expected publication Early Spring 2020.