Americanist Dinner Forum: "The Politics of Clothing: Critical Perspectives on Fashion and Race"

West Campus, Conference Room A/B, 6:30pm-8:00pm

November

16

What we wear says a lot about who we are, the articulation of complex identities, and the framing of diverse forms of embodiment and style.  This panel explores the cultural politics of clothing and fashion, and especially the racial elements involved in how the adornment of bodies speaks to issues of power and resistance.  Panelists bring a range of interests to the table, including thinking critically about the fashion industry, involvement in fashion design and artistic work, and engagement with crucial questions about how clothing factors into the historical and contemporary racial politics of America.

RSVPs are due to tbehr@wustl.edu by Friday, November 10th

The Americanist Dinner Fora are the flagship intellectual event for the AMCS community. Each month features a new set of speakers exploring a topic relevant to American Studies through the medium of a selected reading. The reading will be circulated the week prior. AMCS graduate students are expected to attend each of the fora, and AMCS Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend.

Terri Behr

Events & Accounting Assistant

tbehr@wustl.edu