Download PDF by Cynthia Kuhn,Cindy Carlson: Styling Texts: Dress and Fashion in Literature

By Cynthia Kuhn,Cindy Carlson

protecting quite a few genres and sessions from medieval epic to modern speculative fiction, Styling Texts explores the interesting ways that gown plays in literature. various authors have made powerful-even radical-use of garments and its implications, and the essays amassed right here exhibit how scholarly realization to literary fashioning can give a contribution to a deeper realizing of texts, their contexts, and their techniques. those generative and fascinating discussions specialise in matters comparable to style and anti-fashion; garments reform; transvestism; sartorial economics; sort and the gaze; transgressive modes; and sophistication, gender, or race "passing." this can be the 1st educational quantity to deal with such an in depth diversity of texts, inviting attention of the way trendy wants and issues not just articulate the aesthetics, subjectivities, and controversies of a given tradition, but additionally speak throughout temporal and spatial divisions. Styling Texts is an important source for someone drawn to the inventive representations and significations of dress.

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