Calls for Papers / Publications

Publication CFP: The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-­1950 Series Editor: Michael Yonan University of Missouri The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700­1950, provides a forum for the broad study of object acquisition and collecting practices in their global dimensions from the eighteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. … Continue reading

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Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: Material Culture, Craft & Community

Material Culture, Craft & Community: Negotiating Objects Across Time & Place (20-21 May 2011, University of Alberta, Canada) This interdisciplinary conference will explore the varied expressions of craft – material, cultural, social – in past and present societies. Craft practice has a rich history and remains vibrant today, sustaining communities while negotiating cultures. Craft-made goods … Continue reading

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

Calls for Papers

CFP: Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment

Once upon a time… …happily ever after? “…most intellectual development depends upon new readings of old texts. I am all for putting new wine in old bottles, especially if the pressure of the new wine makes the old bottles explode…” – Angela Carter An interdisciplinary research forum and subsequent publication of proceedings (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) … Continue reading

Calls for Papers

CFP: Material Culture, Craft & Community

Material Culture, Craft & Community: Negotiating Objects Across Time & Place (20-21 May 2011, University of Alberta, Canada) This interdisciplinary conference will explore the varied expressions of craft – material, cultural, social – in past and present societies. Craft practice has a rich history and remainsB vibrant today, sustaining communities while negotiating cultures. Craft-made goods … Continue reading