CFP: Exploring the Intersections of Fashion, Film, and Media

Special Issue: Exploring the Intersections of Fashion, Film, and Media

Journal: Networking Knowledge, Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network

Submission due: Abstracts of a maximum of 150 words, 5 keywords and a short biography should be submitted to the guest editors at and by 27th October 2016.

Paper Guidelines: Final papers should:

  • Be no more than 6000 words long (including abstract, keywords, references, footnotes).
  • The abstract should be of a maximum of 150 words and 5 keywords.
  • Be as closely as possible match abstract originally submitted and presented.
  • Include a short bibliographical note.
  • Be original and must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Include all images at the end of the text.

The paper will undergo double blind peer review. Further style details will be provided once the paper is accepted. Authors are required to provide proof of permission for use of images etc.


Since the turn of the 20th century, the film industry has played a key role in the promotion and representation of fashion. Likewise, fashion’s mediated character through newsreels, television, newspapers, magazines, photography, and even paintings has facilitated the study of costume and dress history. Film scholars have dedicated efforts to the study of fashion and film, focusing mostly—but not exclusively—on matters of representation through costume design. Significant contributions from scholars like Jane Gaines (1990), Stella Bruzzi (2012), and Adrienne Munich (2003)—among others—have paved the way for an interdisciplinary approach to study fashion from a film and media perspective, and shaped a multitude of intercultural links between cinema and other media practices. Far from being an exhausted topic, however, the intersections between the fashion and film industries offer a vast potential for historical research that is increasingly becoming of interest to scholars around the globe.

This call for papers seeks to widen the existing research network, gathering articles from postgraduate students and early career researchers from different backgrounds with a dedicated interest in researching the intersections between fashion, film and media, inviting them to present historical case studies that provide an overview of the ways in which these areas of study overlap and intertwine. The editors will prioritize historical studies based on archival research as a principal methodology. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Product placement of fashion products in films.
  • Representation of fashion in film.
  • Fashion and media practices.
  • Fashion magazines
  • Fashion photography/photographers
  • Fashion in film fan magazines
  • Televised coverage of fashion shows
  • Fashion advertising
  • Histories of leaders and unsung heroes working in the fashion and film industries.
  • Costume designers working off-screen in the creation of fashion.

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