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Humanist Archives: May 25, 2021, 7:33 a.m. Humanist 35.42 - Pubs cfp: liminality

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 42.
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        Date: 2021-05-24 10:06:13+00:00
        From: Maria Bernadette Butler <>
        Subject: CfP: Liminality -Transitions and Marginalities

Dear all,

The below CfP may be of interest to some in the Humanist community. It's
not DH specific but I believe some of the topics reflect conversations held
in this forum.

Kind regards,
Maria Butler

CfP: Liminality -Transitions and Marginalities

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.  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.

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. Suggested papers could include, but are not restricted to,
the following topics:

   - Emerging fields within the Arts and Humanities

   - Physical liminal spaces such as train stations, harbours, airports
   - Points of departure, movement or change
   - The marginalisation of people, concepts or cultural works
   - The history and experiences of immigrants and emigrants
   - Grass roots social movements such as Black Lives Matter and Repeal the

   - Graveyards, burials and death rites
   - Suspended realities
   - Representations of childhood, adolescence or pregnancy
   - The presence of the past in the present
   - Imagined futures

   - Folk celebrations of liminal spaces
   - Occupants of liminal spaces
   - Permanence versus uncertainty

To be considered for publication, submit the following by  June 15th, 2021:

250-500 word abstract of your proposed chapter;

Contact information - name, email address, and any institutional

Resume/CV for each author/co-author (in any format);

Email to: Please title your email “Abstract: Surname,

Selected authors will be notified by  June 30th, and will be required to
submit a 5,000 to 7,000 word paper by  August 18th. To be considered for
publication, all papers must adhere to *Aigne’*s Author Guidelines 
and be thoroughly proofread prior to submission.

Expected publication Early Spring 2022.

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.

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