CFP: From House to Home: Representations in Victorian Literature and Art (grad) (UK) (1/10/07; 3/3/07)

full name / name of organization: 
FromHouseToHome 2007
contact email: 
from_house_to_home_2007@yahoo.co.uk

We invite proposals for papers lasting no more than fifteen minutes from post-graduate students on any of the following topics:

• Ideas of the spiritual home.
• Gender and the ideological construction of home. How far is the house a feminised domesticated space? Is the home a safe space for women or an oppressive prison? Male and female domains and the negotiation of gendered space.
• Family dramas and the private self.
• The haunted house and the uncanny: Ghosts, spectres and the domestication of the Victorian Gothic.
• Explorations of interior space: How significant are the cultural representations of certain rooms? For example, the parlour, the bedroom, the staircase, and the dining room.
• Employment in the home: The Victorian governess, seamstress, cook, and servant.
• The relationship between the home and the socio-political sphere. How far is the home a microcosm of wider Victorian society? The home-front: The Victorian ideology of home in relation to the wider British Empire.

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to Lizzie Ludlow and Madeleine Wood at from_house_to_home_2007_at_yahoo.co.uk by 10th January 2007. For a booking form and further details please contact the organisers via email.

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cfp categories: 
victorian