PGFS

5000

Fashion Studies: Key Concepts

Parsons School of Design: Fashion Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Fashion Studies: Key Concepts

Fall 2018

Taught By: Rachel Lifter

Section: A

CRN: 1925

Credits: 3

This seminar provides a critical review of definitions of fashion as well as of the theoretical concepts and debates that have shaped the development of fashion and fashion studies as a scholarly field. Core texts range from the work of early writers on fashion such as Georg Simmel or Thorstein Veblen to recent scholarship published in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture. Responding to the journal’s definition of fashion as “the cultural construction of the embodied identity,” the course will specifically address discourses on the relationship of fashion, body and identity, problematized by the complex variables such as gender, class, ethnicity, trans/nationality. In studying key issues and paradigm shifts in the discourse of the field, students will become familiar with scholars who have influenced the field of fashion studies, such as Elizabeth Wilson, Jennifer Craik, Susan Kaiser, Valerie Steele, Caroline Evans as well as with debates in disciplines that have informed the field, such as cultural studies, gender studies, anthropology and sociology. Beyond critical class discussion and close readings of texts students will work on a research paper exploring some of the introduced concepts on a more in-depth level, learning how to utilize and synthesize scholarly perspectives in the field of fashion studies. Pathway: Fashion Studies.

Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Studies majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion Studies (PGFS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:35am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 3:10pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1104

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/18/2018

Fashion Studies: Key Concepts

Fall 2018

Taught By: Heike Jenss

Section: B

CRN: 2733

Credits: 3

This seminar provides a critical review of definitions of fashion as well as of the theoretical concepts and debates that have shaped the development of fashion and fashion studies as a scholarly field. Core texts range from the work of early writers on fashion such as Georg Simmel or Thorstein Veblen to recent scholarship published in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture. Responding to the journal’s definition of fashion as “the cultural construction of the embodied identity,” the course will specifically address discourses on the relationship of fashion, body and identity, problematized by the complex variables such as gender, class, ethnicity, trans/nationality. In studying key issues and paradigm shifts in the discourse of the field, students will become familiar with scholars who have influenced the field of fashion studies, such as Elizabeth Wilson, Jennifer Craik, Susan Kaiser, Valerie Steele, Caroline Evans as well as with debates in disciplines that have informed the field, such as cultural studies, gender studies, anthropology and sociology. Beyond critical class discussion and close readings of texts students will work on a research paper exploring some of the introduced concepts on a more in-depth level, learning how to utilize and synthesize scholarly perspectives in the field of fashion studies. Pathway: Fashion Studies.

Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Studies majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion Studies (PGFS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:35am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 1:00pm - 2:50pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 201

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018