At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

by Celia Marshik

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231542968
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Series: Modernist Latitudes
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Celia Marshik is professor of English at Stony Brook University. She is the author of British Modernism and Censorship (2006) and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Culture (2014).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: At the Mercy of Their Clothes
1. What Do Women Want? At the Mercy of the Evening Gown
2. Wearable Memorials: Into and Out of the Trenches with the Modern Mac
3. Aspiration to the Extraordinary: Materializing the Subject Through Fancy Dress
4. Serialized Selves: Style, Identity, and the Problem of the Used Garment
Coda: Precious Clothing
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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