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FRENCH 590: Special Seminar And Conference

Fashion from Early Modern Europe to the 1990s

Meeting Time: 
Th 2:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
THO 215
SLN: 
14817
Instructor:
Susan Gaylard

Additional Details:

This course examines the emergence and subsequent problematizing of the notion of “fashion” from early modern Europe to the 1990s--with a focus on Italian, French, and English texts and images. As late medieval clothing became gender-specific and more closely fitted to the body, the concept of “fashion” itself began to shift—from its original sense of “to make, mold” to the meaning it has today. This course examines literary and visual reflections of what “fashion” has meant at specific moments in time, from Boccaccio to Dolce e Gabbana.

Prerequisites:

Graduate students only. All class discussion and written assignments will be in English. Readings will be available in both English and the original. Students with reading knowledge of Italian, French, and/or Latin should read in the original.

Catalog Description: 
Group seminars, or individual conferences, are scheduled under this number to meet special needs. Prerequisite: permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 26, 2015 - 11:18am
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