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Fashionable Queens

Body – Power – Gender


Edited By Eva Flicker and Monika Seidl

The essays collected in this book provide profound insights into the wide-ranging topic of the fashionable queen: the manifold implications and effects that the combination of body, power and gender can have are examined by using different approaches and a variety of theoretical frameworks. By addressing queenly appearances in the past and the present, in politics and the media, in royalty and the middle-classes, in the arts and in popular culture, this book offers a new way of thinking of publically significant women, who exert, and at the same time subvert, their power through their attires and thereby negotiate notions of gender, class, power and media representation.
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Notes on Contributors


Stella Bruzzi is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. Her publications include Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies (1997), and the BFI Classic on Seven Up (2007). Stella’s main areas of research interest are fashion and costume; gender and identity in film, particularly masculinity; documentary film and television.

Pamela Church-Gibson is Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion. She has published extensively on film, fashion, fandom, history and heritage and has co-edited three anthologies. Pamela is the editor of a new refereed journal Film, Fashion and Consumption for Intellect Books.

Patricia A. Cunningham is a historian of dress and she is on the faculty at the Ohio State University. Among her many publications is Reforming Women’s Fashion: Politics, Health and Art (Kent State University Press, 2003).

Lioba Keller Drescher is a research fellow at the department of empirical cultural studies of the University of Tübingen, Germany. Her publications include Die Ordnung der Kleider. Ländliche Mode in Württemberg 1750–1850 (2003). Lioba’s research interests comprise studies of textile fabrics and fashion as well as visual narratives and cultural theory.

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