CFP: What is Fashion Studies?

Call for Papers—Fashion Studies Journal
“What is Fashion Studies?”
Completed Papers due by March 20, 2012

The Parsons MA Fashion Studies program invites you to submit to its inaugural issue of Fashion Studies—a new graduate journal for the academic, interdisciplinary study of fashion.

This issue asks contributors to address the question, “What is Fashion Studies?” As this new field gains a foothold in academia in the United States, students of Fashion Studies struggle to articulate to their peers what exactly it is they study, while the truth is these students study everything relating to fashion, dress and identity. The first issue of FSJ is seeking to set the record straight, once and for all, by showcasing the breadth and depth of new Fashion Studies research.

Potential topic areas include (but are not limited to):
●      Fashion and the body
●      Vintage or retro fashions
●      Fashion in the museum
●      Antifashion
●      Fashion subcultures
●      Music and style
●      Street fashion
●      Everyday dress
●      Fashion and film
●      Art and fashion
●      Gender, sexuality and fashioned identities
●      Blogging and new media
●      Fashion curation

Submission Guidelines
●      Please limit your entries to 5,000 words
●      Thoughtful photo essays of new fashion-related work will be reviewed
●      Limited to MA/MFA students or MA-level papers from all disciplines
●      Co-authored papers welcome
●      Please submit new research that has not been published in other journals or zines
●      Please use Chicago style citations

Submissions are due by March 20, 2012 at 5PM. Notifications of accepted papers will be emailed April 20, 2012.

Email completed papers along with your name, affiliation and a brief biography to

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  • Kat February 20, 2012 12.53 pm

    This is awesome!! Finally, a Fashion Studies journal created with the Graduate Student in mind…I would definitely take advantage of this opportunity if I was in grad school, it is a great way for students to gain exposure and build up their CVs!


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