Call for Submissions for Volume on Teaching Fashion Studies
Deadline for full submissions: Friday, December 4th
In recent years, courses and course units about fashion studies have become common at many colleges and universities. Fashion studies is a core part of curricula in the disciplines of American Studies, Business, Communication, History, Media Studies, Public History, Sociology, Visual Arts, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Despite the rise and expansion of courses and course units on fashion studies, there is currently no book offering pedagogical resources and examples of classroom exercises and assignments for instructors teaching in this ever-growing field. Teaching Fashion Studies: Pedagogies and Exercises addresses this significant gap, featuring examples of exercises and assignments for instructors incorporating fashion studies into their courses.
Each chapter will offer an example of a different exercise or assignment in fashion studies, a discussion of the wider scholarly and pedagogical issues which this exercise or assignment addresses, and guidance about how to most productively implement this exercise or assignment in the classroom. Issues to be addressed may include (but are not limited to): fashion as an art form, the business of fashion, fashion and globalization, fashion in the media and popular culture, the history of fashion, and the intersections of fashion and class, race, gender, and sexual identities and social structures.