UK on Thursday 31 January 2013.
The event brings together scholars from different disciplines to consider the role of advice literature in the study of the home, its design and interiors, recognising the significance of the source in shaping our perceptions and representations of the domestic sphere.
Professor Penny Sparke – Domestic advice literature
Dr Lesley Hoskins – Calibrating advice: prescription and practice in the mid- nineteenth century
Dr Emma Ferry (Nottingham Trent University) – ‘Any lady can do this without much trouble’: class and gender in Mrs Loftie’s The Dining Room
Dr Patricia Lara-Betancourt (Kingston University) - Advice literature as design reform discourse
Dr Nicholas Tromans (Kingston University) – ‘An alien in the decorative community’: the problem of pictures in British domestic advice literature
Dr Rebecca Preston (Royal Holloway, University of London) – Reading between the lines: correspondence and illustrated advice from readers in nineteenth- and early twentieth- century gardening magazines
Dr Rachel Richie (Brunel University) – From the Council of Industrial Design to the Co-op: influences on interior design and décor advice in women’s magazines, 1954-1969
Dr Grace Lees-Maffei – Stories of home: domestic advice literature as narrative
Tickets will be priced at £20 (£10 for students). To reserve a place, please download a booking form from http://historiesofhomessn.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/seminar-advice-literature-and-histories-of-home/ and email it to Hannah Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org