The Domestic Imaginaries Network was set up in March 2013 by the Network’s co-directors — Dr Bex Harper (independent researcher, London) and Dr Hollie Price (School of Advanced Study, London, UK). For queries regarding the conference or contributing to the Domestic Imaginaries Network, please get in touch with either at domesticimaginaries@gmail.com.

Bex HarperDr Bex Harper is currently researching a project, entitled: ‘Freak Feminism: Sexuality, Madness and Non-normative Bodies in Contemporary Performance’ and worked previously on a one-year IRC-funded research project called ‘The Cultural Transmission of Motherhood in Europe’ at Maynooth University, Ireland, focusing on representations of motherhood in recent German film. Bex completed an AHRC-funded PhD in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at The University of Nottingham. The thesis analysed the representation of queer women’s belonging and otherness in recent German and British film and television and focused on the role of home, Heimat, interiors and landscapes in portraying queer belonging and otherness. Bex also has a BA in German and Portuguese and an MA by Research (Queer ‘Freaks’ in the New German Cinema). From 2010 to 2014, Bex taught Film and Gender Studies – both at The University of Nottingham and as a WEA Tutor for the East Midlands Region. Bex has previously been on the editorial board for Scope Online Journal of Film and TV Studies (2012-2014) and has published on queer heritage television: ‘British Heritage Television: Reconstructing Queer Desire in Daphne (2007) and The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010)’ in Queering Paradigms IV: South-North Dialogues on Queer Epistemologies, Embodiments and Activisms (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014). Bex can be contacted via email at research@bexharper.com 

Dr Hollie Price completed her Film Studies PhD at Queen Mary, University of London. Her thesis is entitled: ‘’Mid Pleasures and Palaces: Domestic Life and Re-imagining Modernity in British 1940s Film’. At Queen Mary, Hollie has worked as co-founder and co-convenor of the Post-Production Film Studies research forum (2011-2014), a teaching assistant on ‘Introduction to Film’, an undergraduate module (2012-2014) and as a member of the Cutaway editorial team (2013). Hollie’s paper ‘A “Somewhat Homely” Stardom: Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray and Re-furnishing Domestic Modernity in the Post-war years’ will be released as part of the forthcoming special ‘Stars’ edition of the Journal of British Cinema and Television. She is also currently editing a chapter, ‘Furnishing the Living Room in Film Noir: Disillusion and the Armchair’, to be published as part of a Routledge collection titled Spaces of the Cinematic Home: Behind the Screen Door (2015). She has previously published on ‘Visconti’s Curtains: Reframing Risorgimento Realities in The Leopard’ (Text: For the Study of Art, Design and History, November 2011). Hollie can be contacted via email at h.price@qmul.ac.uk