CFP – ‘Domestic Imaginaries: Representing Home in Global Literary and Visual Cultures’ volume

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:

  • Africa
  • 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 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 by 1st December 2014.

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