Fashioning Time and Memory

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Fashioning Time and Memory
Fall 2024
Taught By: Heike Jenss
Section: A

CRN: 12197

Credits: 3

In this class students will explore the relationship of fashion, time and memory through the visual and material analysis of fashion in dialogue with theoretical perspectives on concepts such as newness, acceleration, authenticity, and the technological transformation of the dynamics of memory and the experience of temporality. Setting a particular focus on the contemporary consumption of the past, researching and analyzing fashion revivals, youth cultural retro-styles, the rise of vintage fashion and heritage branding, and the mediation of memory in popular culture, students will delve into various meaning dimensions of the fashioning of memory and time that go beyond readings of “retro” as culturally regressive, towards more nuanced understandings of the multiple temporalities of fashion, and the modalities of memory and nostalgia. Readings include the work of authors such as Arjun Appadurai, Zygmunt Bauman, Fred Davis, Caroline Evans, Elizabeth Guffey, Maurice Halbwachs, Andrew Hoskins, Daniel Miller, Simon Reynolds. Please note that some seats in this course are reserved for incoming Fashion Studies students.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:26pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 260
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/3/2024