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‘Mind and Millinery’: George Eliot’s Middlemarch

Clair Hughes

Clair Hughes is an independent scholar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dressed in Fiction

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...For Henry James, George Eliot represented the furthest end of the literary spectrum from Mrs Braddon – ‘If she is not George Eliot’, he said of the novelist Mrs Craik, ‘neither is she Mrs Braddon.’ Henry James, Literary Criticism, Vol.1...

Fashion Reform

Fashion in Fiction : Text and Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Emerging from the late nineteenth-century welter of reform efforts that addressed everything from social ills to fashion and home décor, the Aesthetic Movement took as its central tenet the importance of the visual as a guiding component...

Herbert Spencer’s Sartorial Protestantism

Michael Carter

Michael Carter is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, University of Sydney. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Classics from Carlyle to Barthes

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...If we go back far enough we find that …Other than by specialists in intellectual history, the work of Herbert Spencer (1820–1903) is seldom read these days, yet the writings of those whom he influenced, thinkers such as Durkheim, Veblen...

Patterns of Production and Consumption in Nineteenth-Century Luxury Cloth Traditions

Judith Perani

Judith Perani Ohio University Norma H. Wolff Iowa State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norma H. Wolff Iowa State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cloth, Dress and Art Patronage in Africa

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...Historically, the city-states of the Sokoto Caliphate and the Oyo Empire were linked through an interdependent economic network, and as a result shared cloth and dress traditions. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Islamized...

Unrepentant Dandies: William Thackeray’s Pendennis

Clair Hughes

Clair Hughes is an independent scholar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dressed in Fiction

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...Dress in many novels is conventional. It is rarely uninteresting, since even when writers simply follow what other writers are doing with fictional clothing, they show some features of their style and view of the world in describing it....

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Nineteenth-century Paris was acknowledged by contemporaries as the “capital of pleasure” (Rearick, p. 40). Its reputation as a city of diversions and licentiousness was established following the Revolution and Reign of Terror during...

Thomas Carlyle and ‘Sartor Resartus’

Michael Carter

Michael Carter is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, University of Sydney. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Classics from Carlyle to Barthes

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...perhaps only a german savant could do the subject full justice.One night, at some point early in the nineteenth century, a rather strange individual called Professor Diogenes Teufelsdröckh stands at his study window high above the German...

Macaroni Dress

Peter McNeil

Peter McNeil is Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...“Macaroni” was a topical term connoting ultra-fashionable dressing in England circa 1760–1780. First use of the term appears within David Garrick’s play The Male-Coquette (1757) that includes the foppish character the Marchese di Macaroni...

‘A Dream of Fair Women’: Revival Dress and the Formation of Late Victorian Images of Femininity

Margaret Maynard

Margaret Maynard is an Honorary Research Consultant in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: Art History, 12(3) (Blackwell Publishing, 1989), 322–41.In the 1890s, when the craze for bicycling was at its height and women were eagerly taking to ‘tailor-mades’ (a jacket and skirt based on the male suit), an exhibition entirely...

Shades of White: Henry James’s ‘The Siege of London’ and ‘The Author of Beltraffio’

Clair Hughes

Clair Hughes is an independent scholar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dressed in Fiction

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...If Henry James acknowledged Honoré de Balzac to be his master, he might perhaps have admitted George Eliot – fictionally speaking, of course – as his mistress. James wrote on Balzac and Eliot all his life, and his critical writings...