Calls for papers

Art Association of Australia and NZ, December 2019

A very last minute call for papers for the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) conference to be held at the University of Auckland and Unitec Institute of Technology 3-6 December 2019. The theme, Ngā Tūtaki – Encounter/s: Agency, Embodiment, Exchange, Ecologies, includes an invitation for papers on a session on The Inclusive Turn: Fashion’s ‘Other’ Bodies, to be convened by Dr Laini Burton: Griffith University, and exploring the proposition that “the 21st century fashion industry has embraced what might otherwise be expressed as ‘The Inclusive Turn’. Moving beyond the archetypal fashion model (tall, slim, white), corporal variations are now appearing on the runway and in media campaigns. Historically marginalised bodies—non-white, non-binary, transgender, older, plus-size, and differently-abled—are beginning to receive recognition, propelling the agentic capacity of fashion’s ‘Other’ bodies to represent themselves, and be represented… Papers will address topics that include, but are not limited to: Adaptive/accessible fashion; analyses of fashion media and/or exhibitions; body positivity; decolonising fashion; the economics of inclusivity; size-inclusive fashion; feminist/queer interpretations of diversity in fashion; idealised bodies in fashion history; historical precedents of diversity in fashion; modest fashion; and, visibility and representation.”

Conference website

Submit paper proposals to: but you’ll have to be quick, closing date is Friday 16 August.

Fashion in the Library

On a slightly longer time frame, there’s also an invitation for submissions by 1 December 2019 for a special Fashion in the Library issue of Library Trends (publication August 2021) on the “intersection of fashion and libraries”, which is perceived as an “increasingly productive vector for inquiry”. There’s a reason for the L in GLAM, so if this seems like a heaven-made match to you, you’ll find further details here

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