CFP: Dress & Fashion in Literature (3/31/07; collection)

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We are looking for two essays to complete a manuscript under contract
for publication.

*An essay on dress/fashion in Renaissance literature.
*An essay on dress/fashion in Romantic literature.

Issues under consideration include, but are not limited to, the

--use of clothing as symbol, image, motif, metaphor
--border crossing through dress
--costume and disguise
--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.

Since time is quite limited, we would prefer to receive completed
essays (in MLA format) by March 31, 2007, but please feel free to
email a 250-300 word proposal now if you could provide a completed
essay sometime in April. Submissions should be accompanied by a brief
bio and contact information (in the body of your email). **Chapters
should be sent as Microsoft Word document attachments.**

Please send submissions to both editors, Cynthia Kuhn (
and Cindy Carlson (

We look forward to reading your work.

Dr. Cynthia Kuhn
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Metro State
PO Box 173362, CB 32
Denver, CO 80217-3362

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