Thursday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 409, JW Marriott
Writing on and against Fashion: Literature, Dress, and the Transformation of Style circa 1860–1930
A special session. Presiding: Erin Skye Mackie, Syracuse Univ.
1. “Promoting Anti-fashion: Dress, Taste, and Self-Presentation in Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White,” Loretta A. Clayton, Middle Georgia State Univ.
2. “The Transatlantic Fashioning of the Female Aesthete in Prudence: A Story of Aesthetic London,” Petra Clark, Univ. of Delaware, Newark
3. “‘Simple Habits’: Facing Fashion in Dreiser’s Sister Carrie,” Rochelle Rives, Borough of Manhattan Community Coll., City Univ. of New York
4. “‘Anybody’s Girl’: Fashionable Clothing in Jessie Fauset’s The Chinaberry Tree,” Kimberly Lamm, Duke Univ.