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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...

Issue 2

P. N. Furbank

P.N. Furbank is Emeritus Professor, Open University. He has published extensively in literary studies, including Diderot, and was the first winner of the Truman Capote Award for a Work of Literary Criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A. M. Cain

A.M. Cain is a freelance translator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mallarmé on Fashion : A Translation of the Fashion Magazine La Dernière mode, with Commentary

Berg Publishers, 2004

Book chapter

...Madame de Ponty, no longer feeling in a timeless void, begins to examine the features and crazes of the moment (the chapeau Valois, the chapeau BergerSee the illustration on p. 102.) and certain subtly changing trends. She is here in her...

Issue 6

P. N. Furbank

P.N. Furbank is Emeritus Professor, Open University. He has published extensively in literary studies, including Diderot, and was the first winner of the Truman Capote Award for a Work of Literary Criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A. M. Cain

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Mallarmé on Fashion : A Translation of the Fashion Magazine La Dernière mode, with Commentary

Berg Publishers, 2004

Book chapter

...In this issue, Madame de Ponty devotes herself, magisterially, to the ball gown and to what she identifies as its cardinal principle: the antithesis between the ‘vague’ and the ‘definite’ – between a ‘fleeting mist’ of tulle illusion...

Issue 8

P. N. Furbank

P.N. Furbank is Emeritus Professor, Open University. He has published extensively in literary studies, including Diderot, and was the first winner of the Truman Capote Award for a Work of Literary Criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A. M. Cain

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Mallarmé on Fashion : A Translation of the Fashion Magazine La Dernière mode, with Commentary

Berg Publishers, 2004

Book chapter

...In this eighth Issue (which was to prove the last), Mme de Ponty is at her most oracular and prophetic. We quoted Proust’s analysis of the youthful Odette de Crecy’s clothes, and their deliberate contradiction of the natural lines...

Understanding Uniform: An Introduction

Jane Tynan

Jane Tynan is Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies for the Fashion Programme at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lisa Godson

Lisa Godson is Programme Leader of the MA in Design History and Material Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Uniform : Clothing and Discipline in the Modern World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...In Hermann Broch’s The Sleepwalkers (1932), the protagonist Joachim von Pasenow ponders the qualities of military uniform:. . . it is the uniform’s true function to manifest and ordain order in the world, to arrest the confusion and flux...

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...

Issue 3

P. N. Furbank

P.N. Furbank is Emeritus Professor, Open University. He has published extensively in literary studies, including Diderot, and was the first winner of the Truman Capote Award for a Work of Literary Criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A. M. Cain

A.M. Cain is a freelance translator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mallarmé on Fashion : A Translation of the Fashion Magazine La Dernière mode, with Commentary

Berg Publishers, 2004

Book chapter

...In her leading article on Fashion, in this issue, Mme de Ponty is at her most knowing and devious, borrowing a passage from La Vie parisienne about the collier-bagatelle but adding a touch or two of mystery to it, and flattering her...

Issue 4

P. N. Furbank

P.N. Furbank is Emeritus Professor, Open University. He has published extensively in literary studies, including Diderot, and was the first winner of the Truman Capote Award for a Work of Literary Criticism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A. M. Cain

A.M. Cain is a freelance translator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mallarmé on Fashion : A Translation of the Fashion Magazine La Dernière mode, with Commentary

Berg Publishers, 2004

Book chapter

...The transvestism of the hunting-field versus the seemliness of the nuptial; the tug-of-war between the château and the Town, and between the Right Bank and the Left: Madame de Ponty’s thoughts, this fortnight, run all upon antitheses...

The Actress

Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward is Professor in Historical and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning London : Clothing and the Modern Metropolis

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...The Strand has long been a site of flux in the history of London's spatial relationships - a point of transit between places, roles and attitudes. Before the Great Fire, when the Cities of London and Westminster were separate conurbations...

Baudelaire, Charles

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1821–1867) was perhaps the greatest French poet of the nineteenth century. He is most famous for a volume of poetry, Les fleurs du mal (Flowers of evil), published in 1857, which was prosecuted for blasphemy...