Date ¦ April 25, 2013
Time ¦ 10 AM to 5 PM
Venue ¦ Universiteit Nijmegen
For ¦ PhD researchers and RMA students
Credits ¦ 1 ECTS (credits available on request)
Registration via RMeS ¦ Registration
The field of fashion has internationally become a major topic of enquiry in cultural studies, but is still relatively new within Dutch academia. Fashion offers a rich platform from which to reflect on key social and cultural issues from practices of consumption and production through to identity politics. This master class will explore fashion in relation to media and culture from a number of theoretical perspectives. Key concepts are fashion as an embodied practice, as a performance of spectacle, and as an expression of identity.
Anneke Smelik is professor of Visual Culture at the Radboud University Nijmegen. She is project leader of an interdisciplinary research project: “Dutch Fashion Identity in a Globalised World”, subsidised by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). She published many books and over a hundred articles on identity, performance, body, memory and technology in cinema, video clips, digital art, fashion, and popular culture. Visit for more info: www.annekesmelik.nl.
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Preparation and readings
- a syllabus with required reading
- an assignment to relate concepts from the field of fashion studies to your own research
- an assignment to analyse an example of fashion in the media
Specifics to be announced.