CFP: conference on DRESS AND GENDER, 2-3 July 2004, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London:
From the cod-piece to the corset, dress has been key to the construction of gender in specific historical contexts. This conference seeks to re-visit the relationship between dress and gender in history, a line of scholarly inquiry that benefits from increasingly sophisticated and nuanced research.
Papers are solicited that draw on a wide variety of approaches and address a range of issues. Topics may include: the sartorial performance and display of masculinity and femininity; the place of gender in consumerism and the feminization of fashion; the gendered framework of the clothing trades, including the participation of women as makers and suppliers. The conference is open in terms of historical and geographical focus and we welcome proposals from academics, research students, museum curators, and independent scholars. Papers that incorporate analysis of visual sources are especially welcome.
The Courtauld History of Dress Association regrets that it is unable to pay for any expenses involved in the preparation and presentation of a paper, or for travel to the conference. Please send a one-page abstract plus brief CV (max. 2 pages) by Friday 19th December 2003 to:
Dr. Sophie White
Gender Studies Program
University of Notre Dame
325 O’Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556, U.S.A.
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