Fashionable Journeys, and the Journeys of Fashion: The Empire of Dress (10/5/09; BWWC 4/8/10-4/11/10)
Submissions are invited for a proposed panel for the Eighteenth Annual British Women Writers Conference, April 8-11, 2010, in College Station, TX. With the conference's theme of "Journeys," this panel will examine the voyages Fashion made in the nineteenth century to and through the British Empire, and how the Empire abroad was worn at home in England. Of particular concern to this panel is how nineteenth-century British women writers understood, critiqued, and explored the imperial origins of fashion and dress, and how this emphasizes awareness of the political implications of seemingly domestic and feminine matters.
Interested participants should send a 500-word abstract and a brief biographical paragraph to Amy L. Montz (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 5th. Queries are welcome.