CFP: Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

Who: Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University

Where: Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU, Liverpool, UK

When: Saturday 19th March 2016

Submission guidelines: Submit by 5th February 2016. Please send proposals of 300 words and a 50 word biography in Word format to Drs Janine Hatter and Nickianne Moody at: and

The conference welcomes proposals for 20 minute papers on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Fashion as depicted in serialised fiction
  • Fashion adverts, prints and patterns
  • The fashion season, events, dressing for the day, Christenings, weddings, funerals and mourning
  • Men’s, children’s and servant’s fashions
  • Fashion’s role within narrative, such as class, mental state, nationality, character, marital status, empire, transgression and moral worth
  • Fashion industry
  • Costume, masque and fancy dress
  • Theatrical attire, stage, tableaux, circus and ballet
  • Hair styles, toilette, accessories and jewelry

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