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Fashion and Narrative in Victorian Popular Literature

Double Threads, 1st Edition

By Madeleine C. Seys

Routledge

196 pages

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Description

We know that way we dress says a lot about us. It’s drilled into us by our parents as children, as adults throughout our working lives, and eternally from the culture surrounding us. Our dress tells the outside world of the culture and era we come from to our social status within that culture. Our dress can be telling of our political views, religious beliefs, sexuality and countless other identifying traits that we can keep hidden or show to the world by our choice of what to wear when heading venturing out. This was absolutely true, famously so, in the Victorian Era in which men and women alike wore their status on their often lavish, embellished sleeves. In her new book, Dr. Madeleine Seyes explores Victorian culture through the lens of fashion in her new book, Double Threads: Fashion and Victorian Popular Literature, whichsits at the intersection of the fields of Victorian literary studies, dress and material cultural studies, feminist literary criticism, and gender and sexuality studies.

Reviews

"By narrating a new story inter-weaving literature, dress culture and women’s voices, Madeleine Seys turns what is for many readers the ‘black and white’ Victorian world into colour." -- Peter McNeil, Professor of Design History, UTS

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Sartorial and Narrative Threads

Chapter One: White Muslin

Chapter Two: Silk and Velvet

Chapter Three: The Paisley Shawl

Chapter Four: Tweed and Wool

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Dr. Madeline Seys is a lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DES005000
DESIGN / Fashion
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT003000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT024040
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century
LIT025050
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women