Fashion in Fiction: Text and Clothing in Literature, Film and Television

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Peter McNeil, Vicki Karaminas, Catherine Cole
Berg Publishers, 2009 - Art - 194 pages
Fashion in Fiction examines the ways in which dress 'performs' in a wide range of contemporary and historical literary texts. Essays by North American, European and Australian scholars explore the function of clothing within fictional narratives, including those of film, television and advertising. The book provides a groundbreaking examination of the interconnected worlds of fashion and words, providing perspectives from socio-cultural, historical and theoretical readings of fashion and text-based communication. Covering a variety of genres and periods, Fashion in Fiction analyses fashion's role within a range of creative media, exploring the many ways that dress communicates, disrupts and modulates meaning across different cultures and contexts.

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About the author (2009)

Peter McNeil is a professor of Design History at The University of Technology, Sydney and Foundation Chair of Fashion Studies at Stockholm University. He is editor of Fashion: Critical and Primary Sources and co-editor of Shoes: A History from Sandals to Sneakers, The Men's Fashion Reader and The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives. Catherine Cole is a professor of Creative Writing at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and author of The Poet who Forgot, The Grave at Thy Lu, Dry Dock, Skin Deep, Private Dicks and Fiesty Chicks: An Interrogation of Crime Fiction. Vicki Karaminas is a senior lecturer in Fashion Theory and Design Studies at the School of Design, The University of Technology, Sydney and co-editor of The Men's Fashion Reader.

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