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 NineteenthCentury Studies published by University Press of New Hampshire.