Of Victorian Interest

Subscribe via Email

Of Victorian Interest

To submit items for Of Victorian Interest or Member Publications, please email felluga@purdue.edu

VPFA Study Day: Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals (3/19/2016)

VPFAVictorian Popular Fiction Association
and Liverpool John Moores University Study Day

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU


9.30 – 10.00 – Registration

10.00 – 11.15 – Hands on Session with The Liddle Hart Collection of Costume

11.15 – 11.30 – Refreshment break

11.30 – 1.00 – Panel 1: ‘Criminally Fashionable’
Chair: Nickianne Moody
Suchitra Choudhury: ‘Dressed to Kill: Lydia Gwilt’s Red Paisley Shawl in Wilkie Collins’ Armadale’
Alyson Hunt: ‘Fashioning Modernity in Fin De Siècle Serialised Crime Fiction’
Verónica Casado Hernández: ‘“Bonnetless and Shawlless”: States of Undress and the (Gothic) Urban Exotic at the Times of the Whitechapel Murders’

1.00 – 2.00 – Lunch, with Poster and Exhibition Viewing
Sean Williams’ Poster: ‘Beards and Barbers’
Nickianne Moody’s Poster: ‘The Ugliness of Crinoline’
Janine Hatter’s Exhibition: ‘Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Yorkshire’

2.00 – 3.30 – Panel 2: ‘Fashion Requirements’
Chair: Sean Williams
Danielle Barkley: ‘The Most Trifling Particularity: Dress and the Dandy Aesthetic’
Beatrice Moja: ‘The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine: a Victorian Fashion Guide Edited by the Famous Mrs Beeton’
Barbara Vrachnas: ‘Lace, Velvet and Diamonds: ‘Flimsy’ Fabrics for Ouida’s ‘Loose’ Ladies’

3.30 – 4.30 – Keynote: Royce Mahawatte: ‘Pelham, Fashion Theory and the Male Body’
Chair: Janine Hatter

4.30 – End

Tagged as: