CFP: Fashionable Queens: Body, Power, Gender

Fashionable Queens: Body, Power, Gender
University of Vienna
Department of English / Department of Sociology
Abstracts due December 15, 2011

The present call for papers is a follow-up to the two-day symposium on Fashionable Queens: Body, Power, Gender held at the University of Vienna in December 2010.

During the conference, speakers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds presented their findings on the fashioning and representation of queen-like femininities through the centuries up to the present. Aiming at an exploration of fashion’s hybrid nature between mediality and materiality, the presentations discussed fashion’s socio-political implications of gender, class and power. In these presentations and the ensuing discussions, fashion was found to be a multifaceted subject with relevance for historical, political, sociological and cultural studies, as well as strong ties to gender studies.

We cordially invite further theorists and practitioners in the field of fashion and fashion studies to submit abstracts of papers to be considered for inclusion in an international publication which will include contributions of speakers invited to the symposium.

The organizers of the symposium, Eva Flicker and Monika Seidl, will be the editors of the publication which will appear in English at Braumueller-Verlag, Vienna/Austria.

The schedule is the following
• Call for Abstracts Deadline: December 15, 2011
• Response / Invitation for Contribution February 2012
• Deadline for full Papers: June 30, 2012
• Reviews, Feedbacks, Editorial work Deadline November 2012
• Publication Spring 2013

Please send an abstract with 500 words and information regarding your professional background until December 15, 2011 to

Eugenie Maria Theuer: or
Valentin Freyler:

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