From: Sara Bernstein <>

Call for Papers: "Literature & Fashion" Panel
RMMLA Conference, Reno, Nevada, October 9-11, 2008.
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Both literature and fashion are often figured as simultaneously enacting
and disrupting a multitude of borders, from the division between an
individual's body and mind, to the boundaries of empires and nation-states.
The 2008 RMMLA panel on "Literature & Fashion" is seeking papers that
explore the relationship between these two forms. Papers may use fashion as
a lens through which to understand a literary work or works, or fashion and
literature may work together to explore broader cultural issues. We are
open as far as genre and period, however we are particularly interested in
papers that address fashion and literature as products of/producing certain
kinds of subjects with regards to class, gender, sexuality, nationality,
etc. - and/or, as tools with which challenge to hegemonic subjectivities.
Especially encouraged are papers dealing with non-European literatures,
fashion in a transnational context, or papers that address issues of
(global)capitalist production and consumption.
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The "Literature and Fashion" panel will ultimately feature three or four
proposals that are associationally related or congruent. The deadline for
submitting is March 1, 2008. Please send proposals of 250-300 words, and a
short bio containing your contact information (as Microsoft word
attachments) to:
Sara T. Bernstein
"Literature and Fashion" Panel Chair
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by March 15, 2008.
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