CFP: Dress and Fashion in Literature (6/1/04; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia G Kuhn
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We are currently accepting proposals for a proposed collection of
essays on dress/fashion in literature. We are interested in material
on a variety of periods and genres. Issues under consideration
include, but are not limited to, the following:

--use of clothing as symbol, image, motif, metaphor
--border crossing through dress
--clothing in traditional folk and fairy tales
--dress, body, and story; costume and disguise
--dressing/undressing; adornment and identity
--economics of clothing
--fashion and parody
--transgressive dress
--dress as performance art
--fashion and "the gaze"
--fashion/dress design
--cultural values and literary garb
--clothes as a second skin
--vintage/retro style
--cross-dressing/gender bending.

Please send your proposal and a brief bio as email text (in body of
message, no attachments) by June 1, 2004. (Completed essays will be
due December 1, 2004.)

We look forward to reading your work.

Best regards,

Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Metro State


Cindy Carlson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of English
Metro State

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