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Call for Papers
Sleep(less) Beds: Awakening, Journey, Movement, Stasis
Representations and meanings of the bed / bedroom space in history, the arts, society, culture, philosophy
The bed (room) might be taken as the site of extremes of human emotion: Passion (sexual); Anger (violence, rape, argument); Sadness (death, sickness, and mourning); Joy (childbirth, conception). The bed might also represent domestitude, alienation, boredom or study. They indicate wealth or poverty, privacy or togetherness. They can be sites of voyeurism or sites of travel, a place of protest or a place of horror.
This interdisciplinary issue welcomes papers from across academic disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not restricted to:
Creative Submissions also welcome
Critical essays should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words. Creative submissions should be no more than 7,000 words .
Submissions to be emailed (with an abstract and brief author bio) to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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