Visualising the Home conference, University of Cumbria (13th-14th July 2017)
I will be presenting a paper entitled 'PastPresent: Re-Photographic Representations of the Family Home Through Literary Adaptation' based on my PhD 'Waste Land' project at this forthcoming conference. This event aims to explore the meaning of ‘home’ through photographic representation, reflecting upon these personal and private spaces in relation to familial memory, versus the public and political implications of cultural belonging and ownership. The conference organisers, Dr. Sarah Bonner and Dr. Katrin Joost have selected a programme that considers a range of related topics, including notions of place and habitat, refugees and migration, loss and inheritance and memory and nostalgia. Fellow co-ordinators from the Family Ties Network research group, Jacqueline Butler and Rosy Martin will also be presenting their work.