Geography

Home

Module code: 008GA
Level 6
30 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Workshop
Assessment modes: Coursework

You explore the meaning of home and how this is represented in literature and film. 

Workshops focus on domestic practices of home in terms of:  

  • consumption
  • display and identification
  • the inhabitation of the embodied and sensuous home space
  • family
  • heteronormativity and gendered practices of home (un)making
  • the lifecourse and home as a site of childhood and ageing
  • the politics of housing and home, including displacement, domicide and homelessness
  • migration, belonging and transnational home-making.

Our studies of the representation of home in literature and film will be complemented by a trip to the Geffrye Museum of Home.

Module learning outcomes

  • Evaluate and explain key concepts.
  • Reflect critically on key geographical and interdisciplinary debates on home.
  • Provide evidence of detailed knowledge and understanding of a diversity in experiences of home.
  • Identify, explore, and critically discuss appropriate empirical evidence in response to essay titles.