To connect is an integral part of the human experience. We are wired to make connections with other people, with things, with events; as well as between people, between things, and between events. At the same time that we are social (connected) beings, we also see (connecting) patterns everywhere. An opportunity to reconnect is an opportunity for a second look: a (re)examination of the connections created in those first instances, a chance to go deeper, notice something new, re-establish or disrupt bonds and patterns. In this issue, Excursions Journal invited researchers to (re)connect. The articles assembled here highlight the (re)connections that shape our social and individual lives.
"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.