and the Domestic Interior
& Albert Museum, London
23 October 2004
'Think of a kitchen table then', he told her, 'when you're not there'.
'The interior furniture of houses appeared together with the interior
furniture of minds.' Lukacs
Ideas and descriptions of the home figure widely in literature. The domestic
interior frequently provides either subject or context of narrative whether
in drama, poetry or fiction. Metaphors referring to the domestic interior
proliferate, and claims for their significance are widespread. This one-day
symposium will explore different instances of the literary representation
of the domestic interior in writing from 1400 to the present. This event
is part of an ongoing initiative at the AHRB Centre for the Study of the
Domestic Interior to develop and support an interdisciplinary community
of postgraduates and scholars working in fields related to the domestic
Registration: Full delegate fee: £40, Student delegate fee: £20.
Fee includes sandwich lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea. Bookings
accepted until 15th October 2004. Please complete and return the
form, along with a cheque made payable to Royal College of Art. For
further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org;
t. +44 (0)207 590 4183.