Call For Papers: Film, Fashion & Consumption
All this week Intellect will be attending the International Textiles and Apparel Association annual conference in Hawaii. To coincide with this prestigious fashion studies event, we have a new CFP for a special issue of our groundbreaking journal Film, Fashion & Consumption.
CALL FOR PAPERS Special issue: ‘Fashion and Television’ Film, Fashion and Consumption (FFC), published by Intellect Guest Editor: Dr. Helen Warner, University of East Anglia, Email:
Principal Editor: Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Email:
This special issue of Film, Fashion and Consumption explores the relationship between fashion and television at the level of production, text and audience. While there is an important body of work on film and onscreen clothing, the study of television costume/fashion continues to be marginalised within the academy. Yet, as Sarah Street notes, ‘costumes are a key element of television dramas, soaps, sit-coms and even the news’ (Street, 2002: 103). This issue seeks to address this imbalance and invites articles on any aspect of television and fashion with the aim of developing a foundation upon which we may build a more precise understanding of fashion and television form. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following: * TV, fashion and Celebrity Culture * TV, fashion and new media * TV genre and fashion * Audiences/Consumers of fashion and television * TV Production, costume and fashion * TV and costume/fashion as spectacle * TV history and fashion * National Identity, TV and Fashion * TV, fashion and Identity - sex and sexuality, ‘race’ and ethnicity and/or class
Deadline: 1 ST December 2012 Articles of between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length are invited, and should use the Harvard referencing system. Notes for Contributors are available on the journal website (,id=203/). Please refer to these notes, in conjunction with the Intellect style guide (at before sending your article. All articles will be peer reviewed. Articles and queries can be submitted directly to the guest editor, Dr Helen Warner.
Dr Helen Warner Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies School of Political, Social and International Studies University of East Anglia
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