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Modeling Domestic Space

On Monday, March 13th, the group working on “Modeling Domestic Space” presented the first results from the project.

Is it possible to model domestic space in fiction? And what might such a model show about the features of domestic space, its discursive correlates, its historical and generic distribution, and more broadly about space and domesticity? Focusing on British nineteenth-century novels, this project attempts to make such a model. Along the way, we discuss why this seems like a tractable kind of space to model; why nineteenth-century novels present an important case; and how exactly we might operationalize domestic space and conceptualize a model of it.