Ever since the emergence of the spatial turn in several scientific discourses, special attention has been paid to the surrounding space conceived as a construct created by the dynamics of human activity. The tion of space assists us in describing the most varied spheres of human existence. We can speak of various physical, metaphysical, social and cultural, and communicative spaces, as structuring components providing access to various literary, linguistic, social and cultural phemena, thus promoting the initiation of a cross-disciplinary dialogue. The essays selected in this volume cover a wide range of topics related to space: intercultural and interethnic spaces; linguistic, textual space formation; the narratology of space, spatial-temporal relationships, space construction in literature and film; space in contemporary art; inter-art relations and intermediality; spaces of cultural memory; nature and culture; cultural geography; cross-cultural connections between the East and the West; Central and Eastern European geocultural paradigms; the relationship between geographical space and cyberspace; and relational spaces. The approaches used in this volume range across various discursive practices related to space, outlining the shifts and displacements concerning existence and identity in the continuously changing, restructuring, always transitory, in-between spaces.
Judit Pieldner is Lecturer at the Department of Humanities, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. She teaches English Language and Literature as well as Literature and the Other Arts. Her research interests are related to intermediality and self-reflexivity, experimental filmmaking, and the relationship between the verbal and the visual. She has published several articles on film and literature in journals and volumes of studies. Zsuzsanna Ajtony is Lecturer of Linguistics at the Department of Humanities, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. She received her PhD in Philology in 2011 from the University of Bucharest and published her dissertation in the volume Britain and Britishness in G. B. Shaw's Plays: A Linguistic Perspective in 2012. She has published several articles and book chapters on the linguistic representation of ethnicity and identity both in Romania and abroad. Her main areas of interest cover the interdisciplinary field of language and literature.