Fashioning Time and Memory

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Fashioning Time and Memory

Fall 2021

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: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 1:32am 5/15/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021