CFP: [Gender Studies] The House of Fiction as the House of Life

full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it

S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
Glasgow)
E-mail: fsaggini_at_unitus.it
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
E-mail: esoccio_at_unich.it
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European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

>From Paradise Hall to Howards End, the house offers a deeply complex
model of the world - both physical and metaphysical, literal and
metaphorical - and may be taken as the shifting expression of a
Zeitgeist. The Convenors encourage the submission of proposals relating
to the topic of the literary, visual and cultural representations of the
house and the construction of the domestic space from divergent
disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Topics of discussion may
include, but are not limited to, furniture and household objects, the
poetics of rooms, professional domesticity, the house as the landscape of
existence, utopian and dystopian house spaces, the negotiations of
gendered spaces, and such house-based genres as sensation, mystery and
detective fiction. Interdisciplinary approaches and and epistemological
readings are particularly welcome.

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cfp categories: 
gender_studies_and_sexuality