Space and Place as Human Coordinates: Rethinking Dimensions across Disciplines
This truly multidisciplinary book explores how culture-founding terms like ‘space’ and ‘place’ have been reconsidered, re-elaborated and how they have acquired new meanings through academic research that crosses the traditional borderline between the humanities and social sciences. All chapters explore from different perspectives how the notions of space and place are still modelling our sense of reality by investigating social and cultural phenomena of various types that evolved between the 20th and 21st centuries. The essays collected here provide evidence of the growing necessity of building bridges across disciplines to allow knowledge, in general, and academic work, in particular, to work towards new forms of epistemology. The book will be of particular interest to scholars and students in the areas of cultural studies, discourse analysis, multimodality, communication and media, linguistics, literary and film studies, anthropology and ethnography.
Arianna Maiorani is Reader in Linguistics and Multimodality in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University, UK. A linguist, multimodalist and semiotician, she is also a former professional ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer. Her research and publications focus on discourse analysis, multimodality, systemic functional linguistics, and the semiotics of movement-based communication in space and hyper-environments. Her most recent book is Kinesemiotics: Modelling How Choreographed Movement Means in Space (2021).
C. Bruna Mancini is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Calabria, Italy. An expert in the investigation of the fantastic in both literature and film, her areas of research specialism are translation studies, media studies, gender studies, and cultural studies. Her most recent book is Spazi del femminile nelle letterature e culture di lingua inglese fra Settecento e Ottocento [Feminine Spaces in English Literature and Culture between the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries] (2020).
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