Calls for Papers / Publications

CFP: The Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture

Facts On File, a New York-based academic and reference publisher, is seeking contributing scholars for a print and online reference work on the history of women in America popular culture from colonial times to the present. The project is aimed at the academic high school and undergraduate levels. The encyclopedia will include articles on individuals, … Continue reading

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Conferences / Publications

Evil, Women and the Feminine 2nd Global Conference

This international and interdisciplinary conference will commence tomorrow May 3rd and continue through May 5th. It is being held in Prague, Czech Republic. I was invited to present my research on the psychoanalytic interpretation of fashion shows by John Galliano and Alexander McQueen at this year’s conference. Unfortunately, I was ultimately unable to attend. I … Continue reading

Lectures

Think Pink! Forecasting National Color Trends from Midtown Manhattan, 1920s – 1950s

F.I.T. NYC Lecture: Think Pink! Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Who predicted color trends before Pantone and the Color Marketing Group? This talk explores the careers of America’s first professional color forecasters and their efforts to coordinate the flow of color information through the millinery, leather, garment, and textile … Continue reading

Conferences

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association: Subcultural Style and Identity

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 40th Annual Meeting Renaissance Grand Hotel St Louis, MO, USA March 31- April 3, 2010 Subcultural Style and Identity is a significant and influential component of contemporary fashion and dress. Information can be retrieved from the media, fashion, design, music, social, economic and other cultural histories, as well as sexuality. … Continue reading