This commemorative issue is our gift to Excursions readers, our thank you to past authors and editors, and our legacy to future board members. It is a celebration of ten years of providing a platform for exceptional, creative and original research conducted by postgraduate students that is exceptional, creative and original in its own right. In Reflections, we are offering our readers the opportunity to revisit what we hope to be some of the best papers to have graced the pages of Excursions during its first decade. More than just a re-print of a handful of articles, this issue brings contemplations and musings on each paper, written by a member of the respective Editorial Board and/or the original author, which precede each piece.
"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.