CFP: Dressing Global Bodies

Call for Papers: Dressing Global Bodies: Clothing, Cultures, Politics and Economies in Globalizing Eras, ca. 1600s-1900s

University of Alberta, Edmonton

Deadline for submissions:October 1, 2015

Acceptances of papers to be announced: December 1, 2015

Themes could include, but are not limited to:

  • Cross-cultural practices and patterns of dress and / or body adornment
  • Production and distribution of clothing
  • Gendered and ethnic shaping of dress practice
  • Fashion politics of dress in globalizing contexts
  • Circulation and re-use of dress and dress idioms
  • Design in globalized contexts
  • Representations of clothing cultures
  • Appropriation / acculturation of designs, materials, motifs
  • Dress in colonial / post-colonial contexts

Submission Requirements:

For individual speakers: a 200-word proposal and a one page CV

For full panels: a 200-word panel rationale, plus 200 word proposals for each panel participant along with an individual one page CV.

Themed panels with maximum three speakers are especially welcomed, but individuals papers are welcomed as well.

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