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Home: Heaven and Hell

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Published on Friday, February 02, 2018 by Anastasia Giardinelli

Summary

This seminar is centred around the notion of home and its multiple denotations and dimensions, and proposes a reflection on the boundaries of the concept and how it is represented in modern and contemporary European literature, more specifically (auto-) biographical fiction that problematizes the relation between subject and its spaces of origin.

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Presentation

This seminar is centred around the notion of home and its multiple denotations and dimensions, and proposes a reflection on the boundaries of the concept and how it is represented in modern and contemporary European literature, more specifically (auto-) biographical fiction that problematizes the relation between subject and its spaces of origin.

The seminar will deal with the multiple dimensions and the fickle and porous borders of home, both in a mental and physical sense. As a founding intimate space and guarantor of identity, port of departure or port of call, home can be a nourishing cradle and a suffocating nest, the shelter of the huis clos, the anchorage or the flight.

After a first session reflecting on the concept of home as a dynamic of space and location, and calling upon and juxtaposing different disciplines, topics may include, but need not be limited to:

  • Home as a source of creative energy and inspiration, as an incitement to writing.
  • Home as a description of limits & limitations as well as as a process: identity and the alteration of oneself, the impossible quest for a “home away from home”.
  • The roles in memory and recollection of the home spaces: mapping the inner spaces, reconstructing/repairing symbolical relations - the home environment as an intimate space referring to an imaginary collective by means of spaces, objects, rituals.
Université libre de Bruxelles, Séminaire Philixte 2017/18, March - April - May 2018

Dates

A series of 3 lunchtime seminars will be held in Brussels on: Friday 23rd March - Tuesday 24th April or Wednesday 25th April - Tuesday 15th May or Wednesday 16th May.

Each session will feature 3 speakers (30’) + discussion.

Submission Guidelines

In order to be eligible, proposals shall contain the following elements:

  • Abstract including a title (ca. 200 words)
  • Name of the participant
  • Institutional affiliation(s)
  • Biographical note (not more than 6 lines).

Proposals both in English and French are accepted and they should be sent simultaneously to both organizers:

Rosanna Gangemi (Rosanna.Gangemi@Ulb.ac.be) and Dag Houdmont (Dag.Houdmont@Ulb.ac.be)

by February 18, 2018.

https://philixte.ulb.ac.be/

Concept & organization

  • Rosanna Gangemi
  • Dag Houdmont

Under the academic supervision of Dorota Walczak

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. dr. Dorota Walczak, prof de littérature polonaise, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Ulb)
  • Dag Houdmont, Assistant en littérature néerlandaise, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Ulb)
  • Rosanna Gangemi, Doctorante, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Ulb)

Places

  • Université libre de Bruxelles
    Brussels, Belgium

Date(s)

  • Sunday, February 18, 2018

Keywords

  • Home, maison, foyer, habiter, abri, famille

Contact(s)

  • Dag Houdmont
    courriel : Dag [dot] Houdmont [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Dag Houdmont
    courriel : Dag [dot] Houdmont [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be

To cite this announcement

« Home: Heaven and Hell », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, February 02, 2018, https://calenda.org/431525

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