This issue of Excursions aims to shed light on that previously ignored, uncomfortably dusty, intentionally darkened corner: the fakery and fakeness of history, culture, society and academia.
"Concepts are not fixed; they travel." – Mieke Bal (Conceptual Odysseys)
Excursions is an invitation to journey into the unfamiliar, a space in which to reflect upon the travels of concepts, beyond the boundaries of one’s discipline. Founded in 2010, this peer-reviewed journal is designed to showcase high-quality, innovative and inventive postgraduate research.
Run by postgraduates at the University of Sussex, we aim to encourage work that plays with the permeable nature of academic disciplines. As such, our interest lies in the interdisciplinary. Each issue of the journal has a theme which contributors can interpret as they see fit. We welcome critical papers or creative pieces and seek to place cultural, political, artistic and scientific discourses together in surprising combinations and illuminating moments of collision.