posted by user: CityU_Fashion_in_Fiction || 1836 views || tracked by 4 users: [display]

Fashion in Fiction 2014 : Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives 12-14 June, 2014


When Jun 12, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014
Where Hong Kong SAR China
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2014
Categories    literature   fiction   culture   humanities

Call For Papers

Call For Papers: Fashion in Fiction: Style Stories and Transglobal Narratives 12-14 June, 2014

Department of English, City University of Hong Kong,
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, Hong Kong

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Efrat Tseelon
Chair of Fashion Theory, University of Leeds, UK

Professor Antonia Finnane
School of Historical and Philosophical Arts
The Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia

Pamela Church Gibson
Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London, UK

Jing Zhang, Chief Fashion Editor,
South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Abstract Deadline (extended): 1 March 2014.
Fashion travels on a never-ending journey from one century to another, across country and culture and from one generation to the next. Moving from sweatshop to wardrobe; season to season, page to screen, newspaper to website, camera to blog, catwalk to high street, producer to consumer, writer to reader, artist to audience, and across the lifetime of a individual’s wardrobe. The narrative representations of fashion across time and cultures have also included a wide range of fiction and non-fiction and verbal and non-verbal forms of media from print to digital formats. The study and practice of fashion is located across space and place as a form of creative expression and as a subject for academic analysis. Fashion is a universal theme for novelists; poets, playwrights, directors, writers, creators, designers, merchants, advertisers, bloggers and flaneurs who are drawn to the power of appearances.

This conference will focus on the material and non-material forms of fashion for a range of professional, commercial, historical, social, cultural and creative purposes. The conference will be international and cross-cultural in order to highlight the largely transglobal, transcultural multiple flows of fashion discourse and to broaden the analysis of fashion beyond a purely traditional Western frame of analysis.

Papers may include the way that fashion has been used as a mediated form of content for advertising and branding campaigns or as a subject for fashion documentaries across the 20th century. It can also be analyzed from the perspective of fashion as a literary and filmic device or trope for character development and authentic social scene setting in novels, films, videos, photographs and art. Equally, these fashion narratives can encompass the professional expressions of fashion from design to journalistic commentary on the fashion industry in editorials and blogs. Participants are also encouraged to define their own ideas of transcultural narratives and cross-cultural flows.

Papers fitting the conference theme are sought from those engaged in the cross disciplinary fields of fashion studies, social sciences, humanities, anthropology, history, cultural studies, visual studies, creative writing, professional writing, communication, media studies, media production, cultural studies, language studies, design, architecture, art, curatorial studies, philosophy, management and business. Suggestions for themed panels are also welcome.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Fashion and/in novels, plays, diaries, short stories
• Fashion and/in films and television programs
• Fashion as/in art
• Fashion in/as documentaries
• Fashion in/as film
• Fashion as/in poetry
• Fashion journalism
• Fashion and social media
• Fashion events and shows
• Fashion archives
• Fashion illustration
• Fashion and/in marketing communication
• Fashion advertising
• Fashion brands and branding
• Fashion merchandising
• Fashion promotion
• Fashion writing
• Fashion discourse
• Fashion communication
• Fashion as/in videos and viral media
• Fashion photography
• Fashion and performance
• Fashion and the consumer
• Fashion and the body
• Fashion style trend
• Fashion travel
• Fashion and popular culture
• Fashion and cultural hybridity
• Fashion and politics
• Fashion and trade
• Fashion and economy
• Fashion and gender

All submissions for this conference either for papers or panels will be blind peer-reviewed. Those selected will be published in conference proceedings. Participants interested in submitting for this conference should do the following:

In an email submit to Anne Peirson-Smith at: in a Single Folder With Your Name As Folder Name.

1. Submit a 500 word abstract (including citations) and 100-word biography in a single Word file labeled (your LASTNAME_File One) your last name underscore File One.
2. Submit an abstract without your name or biography labeled simply (File Two).

Please use your professional emails not any email that use nick-names or that are not associated to your professional affiliations. You will also need to include all your professional contact information in your email as well.
Abstract Deadline: 1 March, 2014.
Everyone will be notified of acceptance by the end of February early March 2014.

Please visit for more details of the conference.

Two Publication Formats For Conference Papers
Participants will have the opportunity to submit their papers for publication in either of the following formats:

a. Book Chapter
Those who would like to submit their papers for book publication can submit them to the conference organizers for possible inclusion in the book, Fashion in Popular Culture II.

b. Journal Article
Those interested in having their papers published as a journal articles can submit them to the official journal of the conference Fashion, Style and Popular Culture:

Related Resources

TAU- CineConf 2018   Post-Truth and the Moving Image - Tel Aviv, Israel, 4-6 June 2018
EJA - 1 2018   The European Journal of Arts
Ecofeminist Science Fiction 2018   Chapter Proposals for Ecofeminist Science Fiction
CGDEIJ 2018   Computer Game Development and Education
FAP 2018   Fashion and Photography
EJLL - 1 2018   The European Journal of Literature and Linguistics
Histories of the Future 2018   Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Radium Age
5th ICTEL 2018   2018 – 5th International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning (ICTEL)
SCIFI-IT 2018   2018 Science Fiction Prototyping Conference
ICSSH 2018   2018 7th International Conference on Social Science and Humanity (ICSSH 2018)