The Representations of Home (RHOME) project is based at ULICES research group 4 – Other English-Speaking Literatures and Cultures, which gathers researchers dedicated to Irish Studies and the New Literatures in English, namely those from Australia, Canada, India, and South Africa. RHOME studies literary and visual representations of home, identity and belonging in societies marked by a history of colonisation and migration and pursues four main strands of inquiry: home and language; home and place; home and conflict; and home and the body.
Launched in 2014, from 2015 to 2020 the RHOME project will be carried out within ULICES Thematic Line 1 – Reading Diaspora, Postcoloniality, and the English-speaking World. The first RHOME symposium thus aims to open up the discussion to researchers working further afield, from English and American Studies to Linguistics and Translation Studies, so that a more comprehensive and dynamic perspective of intra- and intercultural exchanges may emerge and future collaboration may be explored.
RHOME Team: Teresa Casal, Jean Page, Luísa Falcão, Margarida Martins, Marijke Boucherie, Paula Horta, Sara Paiva Henriques, Zuzanna Sanches.
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