FEMINIST THEORY AND FASHION IN MODERNITY
Edited by Ilya Parkins and Elizabeth M. Sheehan
Essay proposals are sought for a cross-disciplinary collection
foregrounding current feminist scholarship on modern fashion in the
period between 1860 and 1940.
Fashion was frequently held up by late nineteenth- and early twentieth-
century theorists of western modernity (including Baudelaire, Veblen,
Simmel, and Benjamin) as a quintessentially modern form. One hundred
years later, theorists and historians of modernity have returned to the
analysis of fashion, recognizing it as an important indicator of a host
of modern phenomena.