THE FASHION RESEARCH GROUP
in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
at the University of Western Ontario
Founded in 2003 and drawn from the departments of Classical Studies, English, French, and Modern Languages and Literatures at The University of Western Ontario, the Fashion Research Group is dedicated to exploring scholarly aspects of Fashion. The members of the research group work on Fashion from a variety of interdisplinary perspectives and cover such diverse topics as representations of fashion, fashion theory, image-text relations, self-fashioning, discourse theory, the history of fashion, and fashion and fiction. Fashion embodies a limitless potential for communication. This potential of fashion has been examined in the fields of cultural studies, art history, literary criticism, anthropology, fashion history, media studies, gender studies, folklore studies and sociology.
Regular meetings once a month discuss current scholarship on Fashion. A yearly workshop gives members the opportunity to present current research and interact with an invited guest speaker.
For more information or to be put on our mailing list, contact Angela Borchert (Modern Languages and Literatures) or Kelly Olson (Classical Studies).
Bata Shoe Museum
Berg Press: Fashion and Textiles
Fanshawe College: Virtual Fashion Library
Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Costume Institute
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa
Regency Fashion website
Valerie Steele's "The F-Word" (on professors' fashion)
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