MSA 15: Nation, Empire and the Architecture of Everyday Life
Panel Proposal for MSA 15 - Everydayness and The Event: Nation, Empire and the Architecture of Everyday Life
How do architectural spaces and the spatial networks they comprise form and make routine the practices of everyday life? How does the literary construction of architectural spaces relate to literary constructions of the nation? In this panel, we will explore the ways that architecture and the everyday are constructed and used in modernist texts, with a precise focus on the interplay between architectural spaces, the everyday, and representations of nation and empire. Nations and empires are at once both large spatial networks and complex fields of discourse; literary representations of space may serve to domesticate the imperial or interrogate its consequences in the home.
Papers that explore nation, architecture and the home through feminist, postcolonialist or other lenses are welcome, as are intersectional papers. Please send abstracts to Harrington Weihl: firstname.lastname@example.org by March 8, 2013.
Conference: Modernist Studies Association 15 Sussex - Everdayness and The Event - http://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa15/
Conference Location: Brighton, England
Conference Starts: August 29, 2013
Conference Ends: September 01, 2013