Space Intersections: Cross-Disciplinary Encounters in Narrative Places

The interrelated concepts of space and place are essential to understand the modalities through
which we imagine the environment in which we move, work, and exist. They are instantiated in the
form of maps, territories, properties, locations with specific physical features but none of these
representations and their analyses seems to be going beyond the epistemological limits of a case study. How do we understand the difference between these two notions and how can they be
investigated in their synchronic and diachronic developments? How can we account for their
relation to identity definitions and the consequential conditions of inclusion or exclusion? Can we
propose a theoretical approach that captures the inherent interdependence of this classic dichotomy
but that is at the same time informed by current debates in diverse disciplines?
Our call for papers is aimed at attracting ground breaking contributions that are willing to break the
boundaries across disciplines to offer solid theoretical approaches to the questions we have elicited.
Papers are welcome from all branches of humanities (literature, linguistics, cultural studies, social
sciences, philosophy, etc.) and they will be collected in a volume to be published in English with a
prestigious international publisher. Papers will be peer reviewed and selected on the basis of their
originality in addressing our research questions. We are particularly interested in the following
topics:
 Cultural Geocentrism and Discourse
 Literary and Artistic cartographies
 The Power of the Maps and the Mapping of Power
 Internet Space/s and Place/s
 Literary and Cultural Chronotopes
 Literary and Cultural Spaces
 Spaces and Places in Theatre Studies
 Spaces and Places in Cinema Studies
 Spaces and Places in the Art(s)
 The Notions of Space and Place in Language and Linguistics
You are invited to send an abstract of 400 to 500 words max to the editors (Bruna Mancini:
bruna.mancini@unical.it; Eleonora Rao: erao@unisa.it; Arianna Maiorani:
a.maiorani@lboro.ac.uk) by 30/10/2016. Your proposal should contain a working title, a clear
outline of your paper structure and an overview of your theoretical background and framework. All
abstracts will be screened by the editors while the final version will be peer-reviewed by
anonymous expert reviewers.

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