House and Home Conference
Theories, Texts, Metaphors
May 1-2, 2014, Wellesley College
The conference will bring an interdisciplinary group of scholars together to explore the many ways that the related notions of house and home are constructed both literally and figuratively in art, literature, film, and on stage. How does the physicality of a house – its architecture, spatial configuration and design, even the furniture within – intersect with the more intangible emotions, aspirations, and sense of ownership we associate with the place we call home?
Several classicists will be featured, including Alex Purvez, Karen Bassi, and Bridget Murnaghan as well as our own Professors Carol Dougherty and Kate Gilhuly.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC