From the living room to the hallway to the vegetable patch, domestic spaces can be both comforting and constricting, homely and un-homely, visions of the past and images of a planned, peaceful future. With such a multi-faceted identity, the ways that the domestic is imagined in literary and visual cultures presents a wonderfully rich field for study.
In response to this growing interest in representations of home in numerous fields, we are compiling an interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed volume that addresses ideas of imagining and constructing domestic spaces or homes along the following themes:
- Liminal Cinematic Spaces: Nation, Diaspora and Domesticity
- Intimate Spaces: Sexuality, Secrecy and Home
- Shared Spaces: Imagining, Belonging and Dwelling
- Perfect Kitchens: Community, Convention and Oppression
We invite chapters of 6,000-8,000 words concerning the representation of home or domesticity in literary or visual cultures in the geographical areas of:
- Asia (particularly India and Japan)
- Middle East
- South America (particularly Brazil)
Transnational or comparative submissions would be especially welcomed. Please send a 500-1,000 word abstract and a bibliography to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st September 2014.
Full chapters of 6,000-8,000 words, if accepted, must be written in English, use Harvard style referencing and be sent to email@example.com by 1st December 2014.