The Domestic Imaginaries Network aims to be a central hub for researchers working on representations of domestic spaces and homes in film, literature and popular culture. For queries regarding the annual conference or contributing to the Domestic Imaginaries Network, please get in touch at

We welcome the following contributions from scholars in the field:

  • Short articles of 1,000 – 2,500 words (Harvard style)
  • Film reviews of 1,000 – 2,500 words (Harvard style)
  • Multimedia work (non-copyright infringing)
  • Advertisements for upcoming relevant events or book releases
  • Conference reports (on related conferences)
  • Useful links to be displayed on our resources page

Contributions may focus on any of the following areas and many more:

• Home and identity
• Comparative studies of home(s)
• Representations of transnational/diasporic homes
• Domestic spaces and gender/class/race/sexuality/queerness
• Interiors: textiles, furniture, décor, windows and doors
• Landscapes: gardens and allotments
• Characteristics of home (e.g. welcoming/restrictive/a site of abuse)
• Adaptation of homes and gardens from literature to screen
• Nostalgia/Heritage genres
• Post-conflict homes: rebuilding and reconstruction
• ‘Homes’ outside the house (e.g. asylums, hospitals, prisons, boarding schools)
• Historical reception: popular culture of the home (e.g. home magazines)
• Methodologies of research


General Format Guide

Text should be ten-point font size in verdana font and single-spaced. Both US and British English spelling and punctuation are acceptable as long as the style remains consistent throughout. Please use Harvard Referencing System and keep endnotes to a minimum. In-text referencing provides author’s surname, year of reference and page number, as in the following:  (Butler, 1990: 38).