Jewish dress and body

Conference and Call for papers:

The Jewish Woman and her Body
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
March 7-9, 2010 (really advance notice)

Call for Papers deadline: October 1, 2009 (not sure why it’s so far out??)

Submissions for individual papers should consist of a 250 word abstract, contact information, and a short bio of the speaker. Proposals for a panel should include a 100 word description of the overall panel in addition to a 250 word abstract of each paper on the panel as well as contact information and a short bio of each speaker.

Proposals should be sent electronically to:

Dr. Helene J. Sinnreich
Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies
Youngstown State University

Click here for more details.

In related news there was a pretty nifty article in CSA’s journal Dress in 2007 (I think) on women who were members of hadassah in I belive the 1950s and how fashion played into their lives and the organization. I tried to find it online for you, but was reminded that CSA has had some sort of delay publishing Dress and I could not access only issues past 2006 for some reason through any of my sources.

Anyway, the point is, If you’re interested in Jewish women’s dress, this is a recent article worth checking out if you can get a hold of it. I was actually provided this article as a springboard option for one of my essays in my written exams this past August, but instead went off memory to a personal fav article on Japaense teen girls street fashion. I guess logically so, my professors figured a Jewish dress scholar such as myself, who is a lifelong member of Hadassah, might be into that article, but alas, I preferred to write about platform shoes and youth subcultures. -Monica

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