Fashion in Fiction

Fashion in Fiction

This book includes essays which explore the function of clothing within fictional narratives, including those of film, television and advertising. It provides an examination of the interconnected worlds of fashion and words.

Author: Peter McNeil

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781847883575

Category: Art

Page: 194

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Examines the ways in which dress 'performs' in a wide range of contemporary and historical literary texts. This book includes essays which explore the function of clothing within fictional narratives, including those of film, television and advertising. It provides an examination of the interconnected worlds of fashion and words.
Categories: Art

Fashion and Fiction

Fashion and Fiction

This book, the first of its kind, examines Stuart England through the mirror of dress.

Author: Aileen Ribeiro

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300109993

Category: Art

Page: 387

View: 650

Relatively few garments survive from before the eighteenth century, and the history of costume in the preceding centuries must therefore rely to a great extent on literary and visual evidence. This book, the first of its kind, examines Stuart England through the mirror of dress. It argues that both artistic and literary sources can be read and decoded for important information on dress and the way it was perceived in a period of immense political, social, and cultural change. Focusing on the rich visual culture of the seventeenth century, including portraits, engravings, fashion plates, and sculpture, and on literary sources--poetry, drama, essays, sermons--the distinguished historian of dress Aileen Ribeiro creates a fascinating account of Stuart dress and how it both reflected and influenced society. Supported by a wealth of illustrative images, she explores such varied themes as court costumes, the masque, the ways in which political and religious ideologies could be expressed in dress, and the importance of London as a fashion center. This beautiful book is an indispensable and authoritative account of what people wore and how it related to Stuart England’s cultural climate.
Categories: Art

Styling Texts

Styling Texts

" This is the first academic volume to address such an extensive range of texts, inviting consideration of how fashionable desires and concerns not only articulate the aesthetics, subjectivities, and controversies of a given culture, but ...

Author: Cynthia G. Kuhn

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781934043837

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 429

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Covering a variety of genres and periods from medieval epic to contemporary speculative fiction, Styling Texts explores the fascinating ways in which dress performs in literature. Numerous authors have made powerful-even radical-use of clothing and its implications, and the essays collected here demonstrate how scholarly attention to literary fashioning can contribute to a deeper understanding of texts, their contexts, and their innovations. These generative and engaging discussions focus on issues such as fashion and anti-fashion; clothing reform; transvestism; sartorial economics; style and the gaze; transgressive modes; and class, gender, or race "passing." This is the first academic volume to address such an extensive range of texts, inviting consideration of how fashionable desires and concerns not only articulate the aesthetics, subjectivities, and controversies of a given culture, but also communicate across temporal and spatial divisions. Styling Texts is an essential resource for anyone interested in the artistic representations and significations of dress.
Categories: Literary Collections

Fashion and Fiction

Fashion and Fiction

As the industry evolved, Cardon shows, the characters in these texts increasingly enjoyed opportunities for individual expression and identity construction, allowing for temporary performances that offered not escapism but a testing of ...

Author: Lauren S. Cardon

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813938639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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During the twentieth century, the rise of the concept of Americanization—shedding ethnic origins and signs of "otherness" to embrace a constructed American identity—was accompanied by a rhetoric of personal transformation that would ultimately characterize the American Dream. The theme of self-transformation has remained a central cultural narrative in American literary, political, and sociological texts ranging from Jamestown narratives to immigrant memoirs, from slave narratives to Gone with the Wind, and from the rags-to-riches stories of Horatio Alger to the writings of Barack Obama. Such rhetoric feeds American myths of progress, upward mobility, and personal reinvention. In Fashion and Fiction, Lauren S. Cardon draws a correlation between the American fashion industry and early twentieth-century literature. As American fashion diverged from a class-conscious industry governed by Parisian designers to become more commercial and democratic, she argues, fashion designers and journalists began appropriating the same themes of self-transformation to market new fashion trends. Cardon illustrates how canonical twentieth-century American writers, including Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Nella Larsen, symbolically used clothing to develop their characters and their narrative of upward mobility. As the industry evolved, Cardon shows, the characters in these texts increasingly enjoyed opportunities for individual expression and identity construction, allowing for temporary performances that offered not escapism but a testing of alternate identities in a quest for self-discovery.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fashion in Popular Culture

Fashion in Popular Culture

Combines fashion theory with approaches from literature, art, advertising, music, media studies, material studies, and sociology to consider the function of fashion within popular culture in Europe, Australia, and the United States.

Author: Joseph Hancock

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841507163

Category: Design

Page: 276

View: 268

Combines fashion theory with approaches from literature, art, advertising, music, media studies, material studies, and sociology to consider the function of fashion within popular culture in Europe, Australia, and the United States.
Categories: Design

Fashion in Film

Fashion in Film

She, in return, has taught him the feel of fashion by the touch of her hand. This
woman can ... Through this continuing fiction of fashion, in the transitive motion of
clothes, the story itself will continue, as if following an invisible thread. By now we
 ...

Author: Adrienne Munich

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253222992

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 535

The vital synergy between dress and the cinema has been in place since the advent of film. Broaching topics such as vampires, noir, and Marie Antoinette looks, Fashion in Film uncovers the way in which the alliance of these two powerhouse industries use myriad cultural influences--shaping narrative, national identity, and all points in between. Contributor essays address international films from early cinema to the present, drawing on the classic and the innovative. This abundantly illustrated collection reveals that fashion in conjunction with film must be understood in a different way from fashion tout simple.
Categories: Performing Arts

Fashion and Authorship

Fashion and Authorship

In Thomas Hardy Writing Dress (2012), Simon Gatrell analyzes the clothes “that
Hardy gave his characters to wear” in order ... And the 14 essays in Fashion in
Fiction: Text and Clothing in Literature, Film and Television, edited by Peter
McNeil, ...

Author: Gerald Egan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030268985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Studies of fashion and literature in recent decades have focused primarily on representations of clothing and dress within literary texts. But what about the author? How did he dress? What where her shopping practices and predilections? What were his alliances with modishness, stylishness, fashion? The essays in this book explore these and other questions as they look at authors from the eighteenth century through the postmodern and digital eras, cultural producers who were also men and women of fashion: Alexander Pope, Hester Thrale, Mary Robinson, Lord Byron, William Thackeray, Charlotte Bronte, Wilkie Collins, Margaret Oliphant, Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, Trudi Kanter, Angela Carter, and Martin Margiela. The essays collected here ultimately converge upon a fundamental question: what happens to our notions of timeless literature when authorship itself is implicated in the transient and the temporary, the cycles and materials of fashion? “Gerald Egan’s provocative introduction to this exciting new book poses a bold question: How are authorship and literature – so often linked to ideas of transcendence – implicated in the transient trends and stuff of fashion? The thirteen chapters that follow track authorship’s complex implication in the discourses and materiality of fashion and fashionable goods from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Wide-ranging in discipline and chronology, yet forensically focused and carefully argued, this book makes a striking and wonderfully original contribution to studies of authorship, celebrity and material culture.” — Dr Jennie Batchelor, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies,University of Kent, UK
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fashion Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives

Fashion  Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives

In British Asian Fiction: Framing the Contemporary, ed. Neil Murphy and wai-
chew Sim, 217–236. New York: ... Fashion in Fiction: Text and Clothing in
Literature, Film and Television. oxford: Berg. McRobbie, Angela (ed.). 1989. Zoot
Suits and ...

Author: Noemí Pereira-Ares

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319613970

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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This book is the first book-length study to explore the sartorial politics of identity in the literature of the South Asian diaspora in Britain. Using fashion and dress as the main focus of analysis, and linking them with a myriad of identity concerns, the book takes the reader on a journey from the eighteenth century to the new millennium, from early travel account by South Asian writers to contemporary British-Asian fictions. Besides sartorial readings of other key authors and texts, the book provides an in-depth exploration of Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man (1972), Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia (1990), Meera Syal’s Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (1999) and Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003).This work examines what an analysis of dress contributes to the interpretation of the featured texts, their contexts and identity politics, but it also considers what literature has added to past and present discussions on the South Asian dressed body in Br itain. Endowed with an interdisciplinary emphasis, the book is of interest to students and academics in a variety of fields, including literary criticism, socio-cultural studies and fashion theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Transglobal Fashion Narratives

Transglobal Fashion Narratives

McNeil, P., Karaminas, V. and Cole, C. (2009), Fashion in Fiction: Text and
Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television, Oxford: Berg. McRobbie, A. (1998),
British Fashion Design: Rag Trade or Image Industry?, London: Routledge.
Munich, A.

Author: Anne Peirson-Smith

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783208456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 897

Everywhere we look, people are using fashion to communicate self and society—who they are, and where they belong. Transglobal Fashion Narratives presents an international, interdisciplinary analysis of those narratives. Moving from sweatshop to runway, page to screen, camera to blog, and artist to audience, the book examines fashion as a mediated form of content in branding, as a literary and filmic device, and as a personal form of expression by industry professionals, journalists, and bloggers.
Categories: Business & Economics

My Contemporaries in Fiction

My Contemporaries in Fiction

It is time to say plainly that our literature is in danger of degradation, and that the
mass of readers is systematically misled. ... They killed the fashion of despising
Dickens as a fashion, and the Superior Person, finding that his sorrowful inability
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Author: David Christie Murray

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752411133

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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Reproduction of the original: My Contemporaries in Fiction by David Christie Murray
Categories: Fiction

Japanese Fashion Cultures

Japanese Fashion Cultures

... Interests: Cross-dressing and Cultural Anxiety, New York: HarperPerennial,
1992. Gilligan, S. ' Becoming Neo: Costume and Transforming Masculinity in the
Matrix Films', in P. McNeil, V. Karaminas and C. Cole (eds), Fashion in Fiction, ...

Author: Masafumi Monden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472586728

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 475

From Rococo to Edwardian fashions, Japanese street style has reinvented many western dress styles, reinterpreting and altering their meanings and messages in a different cultural and historical context. This wide ranging and original study reveals the complex exchange of styles and what they represent in Japan and beyond, contesting common perceptions of gender in Japanese dress and the notion that non-western fashions simply imitate western styles. Through case studies focussing on fashion image consumption in style tribes such as Kamikaze Girls, Lolita, Edwardian, Ivy Style, Victorian, Romantic and Kawaii, this ground-breaking book investigates the complexities of dress and gender and demonstrates the flexible nature of contemporary fashion and style exchange in a global context. Japanese Fashion Cultures will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies and related fields.
Categories: History

Practical Rhetoric

Practical Rhetoric

... Newspaper Fiction , Psychological Fiction , Religious Fiction , Politics in Fiction
, Art in Fiction , Disease as depicted in Fiction , Crime in Fiction , Fashion in
Fiction , Historical Fiction , Fiction in the Pulpit , Success in Fiction , Moral
Purpose in ...

Author: John Duncan Quackenbos

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX6FWB

Category: English language

Page: 477

View: 228

Categories: English language

Sayings and Doings of the General Meeting

Sayings and Doings of the General Meeting

However this may be , I venture to say again , there is no present vogue in fiction ;
using the word vogue in its sense of “ prevailing fashion . " And yet , for argument
' s sake , it may be conceded that there is a vogue , and for convenience of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076031255

Category: American literature

Page: 300

View: 404

Categories: American literature

Dress and Identity in British Literary Culture 1870 1914

Dress and Identity in British Literary Culture  1870 1914

Epilogue In May 2007 , the role played by fashionable dress in fiction came
under the critical spotlight once again . The University of Technology , Sydney's
Fashion in Fiction conference represented the important integration of fashion in
 ...

Author: Rosy Aindow

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754661458

Category: Art

Page: 172

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Rosy Aindow's interdisciplinary study maps the literary response to the emergence of a modern fashion industry in late nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Britain. The study argues dress is given a distinctive voice in novels of the period; works that embrace older sartorial tropes, but which simultaneously shape and formulate their own reflecting contemporary social concerns.
Categories: Art

Graham s American Monthly Magazine of Literature Art and Fashion

Graham s American Monthly Magazine of Literature  Art  and Fashion

on the platform of public life ; and yet what a potent influence he swayed over the
morals , manners and literature of his time , in the retirement of his study ! “
Mother , ” said a little friend of ours , the other As a politician he completely failed ,
to ...

Author: George R. Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:74724364

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

W A W

W A W

However this may be , I venture to say again , there is no present vogue in fiction ;
using the word vogue in its sense of “ prevailing fashion . " And yet , for
argument's sake , it may be conceded that there is a vogue , and for convenience
of ...

Author: L. May Wheeler

Publisher: Richmond, Ind. : M. Cullaton

ISBN: IND:30000137843060

Category: Authors, American

Page: 244

View: 948

Categories: Authors, American

Literature

Literature

Far simpler is the attitude of Mr. Silas K. Hocking , whose remarks on Meredith
are quoted in an amusing article in Blackwood , which bears the title “ Fashion in
Fiction . ” “ I do not , ” Mr. Ilocking is quoted as saying , “ in the least disparage ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3467995

Category:

Page:

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Literature

Literature

Far simpler is the attitude of Mr. Silas K. Hocking , whose remarks on Meredith
are quoted in an amusing article in Blackwood , which bears the title “ Fashion in
Fiction . ” “ I do not , ” Mr. Hocking is quoted as saying , “ in the least disparage ...

Author: Henry Duff Traill

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924065567632

Category:

Page:

View: 432

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The Independent

The Independent

It follows , there- had a great migration of mind toward fore , that fiction , a branch
of literature knowledge , but not ... A Occasionally , to be sure , some one new
fashion in fiction will develop when retires to his chimney corner and writes our ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112040449560

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Page:

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Write in Tune Contemporary Music in Fiction

Write in Tune  Contemporary Music in Fiction

And Bateman's adherence to the laws of fashion is similarly culled from specific
critical commentary; when Van Patten asks Bateman the right way to wear a tie
bar or clasp, Bateman robotically quotes GQ's style section advice: “While a tie ...

Author: Erich Hertz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623561451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 946

Contemporary popular music provides the soundtrack for a host of recent novels, but little critical attention has been paid to the intersection of these important art forms. Write in Tune addresses this gap by offering the first full-length study of the relationship between recent music and fiction. With essays from an array of international scholars, the collection focuses on how writers weave rock, punk, and jazz into their narratives, both to develop characters and themes and to investigate various fan and celebrity cultures surrounding contemporary music. Write in Tune covers major writers from America and England, including Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, and Jim Crace. But it also explores how popular music culture is reflected in postcolonial, Latino, and Australian fiction. Ultimately, the book brings critical awareness to the power of music in shaping contemporary culture, and offers new perspectives on central issues of gender, race, and national identity.
Categories: Literary Criticism