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  • MHoll@aol.com
    OK. Here s the repost of a forward of a forward. This is getting confusing. Predslava. ... From: Serguei Alex. Oushakine To: SEELANGS@LISTSERV.CUNY.EDU Sent:
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      OK. Here's the repost of a forward of a forward. This is getting confusing.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Serguei Alex. Oushakine
      To: SEELANGS@...
      Sent: 13.07.01 11:06
      Subject: CFP: Clothing Culture 1300-1600 University of Kent at Canterbury

      30th November to 2nd December 2001

      University of Kent at Canterbury

      Representations of clothing are frequent in the art and literature of
      1300 - 1600, but contemporary experiences of clothing are little

      This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore ways of reconstructing
      the social practices of the past through investigations of the cultural
      significance of clothing.

      Papers are invited from a broad range of theoretical perspectives which
      relate to the traditional disciplines of art history, textile and
      costume history, cultural history (social/political/economic),
      anthropology and literary studies.

      Areas of investigation into process, experience and representation might

            power and social status  decoration
            order and social mobility fashion
            ethnicity ritual and ceremony
            emotion undress
            social and economic relations of production and consumption
      symbolism and the representation of the body
            gender display and concealment
            disguise  physical mobility
            buying and selling fabric and clothing stuff (shops) garments
      (under and over, old and new, best - worst)
            colour proper and improper wearing
            fabric age and clothing
            stitching gesture
            self and person death, marriage (life-cycle)
            death, marriage (life-cycle) pride
            clothing furniture dowry
            seduction gift

      Methods of analysis might include:

        a.. reading the tactile
        b.. reading the spatial implications
        c.. reconstructing the symbolic language
        d.. from text to textile
        e.. art and the visual language of clothing ( folds, pleats,
      stitching, wear, material, colour etc.)
      Synopses of c. 500 words are requested by the end of September 2001.
      Proposals and other offers of participation will be welcome from
      scholars at all stages of research.
      It is intended that this conference will generate a publishable volume.

      For further details and correspondence email Catherine Richardson,
      C.T.Richardson@..., or write to:

      Dr Catherine Richardson
      Canterbury Centre for Medieval & Tudor Studies
      University of Kent at Canterbury
      CT2 7NX

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