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Becoming Modern/Reading Dress
Editors: Katherine Joslin and Daneen Wardrop, Western Michigan University

Set primarily in the long nineteenth century, this series 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.

Reading Dress is a subseries of Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth–Century Studies published by University Press of New Hampshire.

Crossings in Text and Textile

A broad interdisciplinary collection highlighting the central place of clothing and textile in literature
Joslin, Katherine and Daneen Wardrop (eds.)

Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion

An interdisciplinary collection illuminating how fashion shaped concepts and practices of femininity and modernity
Parkins, Ilya and Elizabeth M. Sheehan, eds.

Dressed as in a Painting
Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform
The impact of the Aesthetic movement on women and women’s fashion
Wahl, Kimberly

Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion

The origins of the modern fashion industry as seen through the works of Edith Wharton
Joslin, Katherine

Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing

A history of nineteenth-century fashion through the works of Emily Dickinson
Wardrop, Daneen