Becoming Modern / Reading Dress

Series Editors:
Katherine Joslin Department of English, Western Michigan University
Daneen Wardrop Department of English, Western Michigan University
This series engages questions about clothing, textiles, design, and production in relation to history, culture, and literature in its many forms. Set primarily in the long nineteenth century, it examines the emergence of modernity by exploring the interweaving of material culture with social history and literary texts in ways that resonate with readers and scholars at the turn into the twenty-first century.

The editors seek books that offer fresh ways of relating fashion to discourse and of understanding dress in the context of social, cultural, and political history. Such topics might include, for example, analyzing American, British, and/or European notions of style or tracing the influence of developing modes of production. As with the Becoming Modern series generally, the editors especially welcome books with transatlantic focus or that appeal to a transatlantic audience.

The Reading Dress series is a sub-series of Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies published by University of New Hampshire Press.

For more information, or to submit manuscripts for consideration, contact the editors, or:

Richard Pult
University Press of New England
1 Court St Ste 250
Lebanon, NH 03766

Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion Parkins, Ilya and Elizabeth M. Sheehan, eds.
Dressed as in a Painting Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform Wahl, Kimberly
Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion Joslin, Katherine
Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing Wardrop, Daneen


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