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Fashion in Fiction

Text and Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television


Peter McNeil, Vicki Karaminas and Catherine Cole (eds)

978-1-8478-8377-3 (online)
978-1-8478-8359-9 (hardback)
978-1-8478-8357-5 (paperback)
978-1-4742-6345-0 (epdf)
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Fashion in Fiction examines the ways in which dress ‘performs’ in a wide range of contemporary and historical literary texts. Essays by North American, European and Australian scholars explore the function of clothing within fictional narratives, including those of film, television and advertising. The book provides a groundbreaking examination of the interconnected worlds of fashion and words, providing perspectives from socio-cultural, historical and theoretical readings of fashion and text-based communication.Covering a variety of genres and periods, Fashion in Fiction analyses fashion’s role within a range of creative media, exploring the many ways that dress communicates, disrupts and modulates meaning across different cultures and contexts.

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