Module code: 008GA
30 credits in autumn semester
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:
- display and identification
- the inhabitation of the embodied and sensuous home space
- 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.