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Styling texts : dress and fashion in literature

Author: Cynthia G Kuhn; Cindy L Carlson
Publisher: Youngstown, N.Y. : Cambria Press, ©2007.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia G Kuhn; Cindy L Carlson
ISBN: 9781934043837 1934043834
OCLC Number: 145732919
Description: xvi, 429 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The clothes make the man: Transgressive disrobing and disarming in Beowulf / Elizabeth Howard --
Chaucer's Grisilde, her smock, and the fashioning of a character / Cindy Carlson --
Fashion, class, and gender in early modern England: Staging Twelfth Night / Justin A. Joyce --
"Whosoever loves not picture, is injurious to truth": Costumes and the Stuart Masque / Robert I. Lubin --
"Intollerable excess and bravery": On dressing up in Puritan New England / Ruth Mayer --
"Let your apparel manifest your mind": Dress and the female body in eighteenth-century literature / Jennie Batchelor --
"Do you understand muslins, sir?": Fashioning gender in Northanger Abbey / Judith Wylie --
Mary Jane Holmes and the triumph of fashion in Ethelyn's Mistake / Amy E. Cummins --
"One-hundred-hours": Elizabeth Stuart Phelps' dress reform writing / Roxanne Harde --
A heterogeneous thing: Transvestism and hybridity in Jane Eyre / Catherine A. Milton --
Respectably dressed, or dressed for respect: Moral economies in the novels of Victorian women writers / Tamara S. Wagner --
Realism into metaphor: Black and white dress in the fiction of Henry James / Clair Hughes --
Fashion, money, and romance in The House of Mirth and Sister Carrie / Jessica Lyn Van Slooten --
"Nothing could be seen whole or read from start to finish": Transvestism and imitation in Orlando and Nightwood / Rachel Warburton --
Ecological dress: Art, pedagogy, and ambiguity in the work of C.M. Barker --
No slaves to fashon: Designing women in the fiction of Jessie Fauset and Anzia Yezierska / Lori Harrison-Kahan --
"Be what you want": Clothing and subjectivity in Toni Morrison's Jazz / Natalie Stillman-Webb --
"Spiritual garments": Fashioning the Victorian seance in Sarah Waters' Affinity / Catherine Spooner --
Fabrication desires: The transformation of the Quinces tradition in multicultural narratives / Rafael Miguel Montes --
"Clothes would only confuse them": Sartorial culture in Oryx and Crake / Cynthis Kuhn.
Responsibility: edited by Cynthia Kuhn and Cindy Carlson.
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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."--pub. desc.

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