The call for papers for articles for the sections “Monograph” and “Miscellaneous” for the first number of Brumal: Research Journal on the Fantastic is now open.
Researchers interested in participating in any of the two sections can send their articles –before the 15th of February 2013–. Must register on our website. The Editorial Norms for unpublished contributions can be found on our website: http://revistes.uab.cat/brumal/pages/view/callforpaper
Monograph: “Space and the fantastic” (Coordinated by Patricia García)
During the past decades the so-called ‘Spatial Turn’ in the Humanities has situated the spatial dimension at the core of human experience. Diverse studies within the literary domain have emphasised the importance of narrative space in constructing literary realism. In the fantastic text, however, should this dimension be limited to configuring the effect of realism? Is space just a tool for enhancing the impression of verisimilitude within the text?
This monograph, which will be part of the first research journal Brumal, studies the relation between literary space and the fiction of the fantastic: in narrative as much as in theatre, in cinema, in photography, painting, comic or television. It seeks to offer a selection of works – whether of theoretical or thematic nature, whether centred on a particular work or a specific author – that illustrate this relationship. Most importantly, its central aim is to demonstrate the variety of functions that space acquires in the diverse manifestations of the fantastic. In order to render the complex concept of space manageable, we have decided to delimit it to its physical sense. Therefore, under the term ‘space’ the dimension in which characters move is understood. This can include the categories of distance, volume, dimension, and the notions of border and boundary (in the material sense); concepts of space such as the heterotopia or the chronotope; as well as other related fields, for example topography, geography and architecture.
This Miscellaneous section is open to any article on the fantastic, whether of theoretical nature, as well as critical, historical and comparative studies on the diverse artistic manifestations (narrative, theatre, cinema, comic, painting, photography and video-games) in any language and from any country during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
GEF (Grupo de Estudios sobre lo Fantástico)
Departamento de Filología Española
Facultad de Letras
CP: 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallés-Barcelona).
Teléfono: +34 93 586 8079
Fax: +34 93 581 1686 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://revistes.uab.cat/brumal/pages/view/callforpaper
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