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>Call for Papers for an Open Topic Session
>2004 AATG, Chicago, November 19-21, 2004
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>Session Title:
>Fashion and Fiction: German Literature and the Representation of
>Women, Clothing, and Culture
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>îFashionî is a word that lends itself to many nuanced definitions.
>At its root is the idea of creativity: one fashions a sculpture out
>of wood, for instance.  In its modern sense, the word denotes an
>ephemeral trend leaning more toward mindless imitation than
>individual inventiveness. Beginning with the eradication of the
>sartorial laws in the 18th century, however, fashion in Germany has
>evolved into a mode, a way of being, appearing, or expressing
>oneself, especially for middle-class women.
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>This panel will take a closer look at literary texts (18th, 19th,
>and 20th centuries) and/or films that map out womenís everyday
>experiences with the practice of fashion.  The papers may focus on
>representations of fashion (in literature and film) as a complex
>formative factor for feminine identity within the public sphere; the
>papers may also examine the subtle ways in which fashion
>destabilizes or substantiates notions of German national identity.
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>Please send inquiries and brief proposals (150-200 words) to
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>Meghan Barnes (University of South Carolina),
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>Mila Ganeva (Miami University, Ohio),
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>by January 30, 2004.



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