Aigne Journal

About the Journal

Aigne (‘Mind’) is a peer-reviewed online postgraduate journal and falls under the auspices of the Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at University College Cork. Aigne was founded in 2010 by postgraduate students of the College and regularly invites submissions from both UCC students and postgraduates internationally.

In keeping with the ethos of the College, Aigne encourages submissions that adopt an interdisciplinary perspective. The journal uses a double-blind peer-review process to ensure anonymity and quality of submissions.

The journal publishes two distinct issues a year. The first issue is an annual release, which works in collaboration with the Graduate School’s postgraduate conference. All papers presented at the conference are invited to submit for peer review and the opportunity for publication. The second issue is theme-based and open to postgraduates worldwide.

Aigne invites submissions in both the Irish and the English language. We are further looking for enthusiastic postgraduates who would like to get involved in the workings of the journal. If you are interested in becoming an editor, reviewer or proofreader for Aigne, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Call for Creative Pieces


Liminal spaces are often associated with a state of transition; permanence and finality are frequently seen as a mirage from such a space. However, this space entices one to keep going - enjoy as well as endure the process before they attain their final stop. Indeed, this path may present extreme ends of the spectrum for the one travelling, however it is the journey that matters after all. Liminality often extends its spatial extents to marginality and departures, both of which can be seen from a positive and negative aspect. While spaces can be physical, experiences encapsulated through marginality and transitions are non-physical and poetic. Thus, we call for creative pieces based on this year's theme of liminal spaces, extending to topics such as marginality, transition and departure.  

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Current Issue

Vol. 8
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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.

Published: 2020-09-30

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