CALL FOR PAPERS: Spectral Spaces and Hauntings (anthology)
Edited by Christina Lee
"We moderns, despite our mechanistic and rationalistic ethos, live in landscapes filled with ghosts." (Michael Bell, 1997: 813)
We are soliciting contributions for an anthology which will explore the spectral quality of space. The language of 'hauntings' will be implemented to unpack how absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can signify an overwhelming presence of something (that once was, and still is) there. A major premise of the book is that space is constituted of both physical terrain and psychological landscapes that are infused with memory and history. As such, places are always ambivalent.