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[ecrea] CfP: Fashion, Style & Popular Culture

Thu Oct 25 15:50:41 GMT 2018

Call for Papers for Fashion, Style & Popular Culture

Special Issue: Fashion, Photography and the Erotic

Guest Editors: Ali Khan, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth
University Qatar, School of the Arts

Fashion and photography have for long influenced how we look at
sexuality. From the iconic and sexually charged advertisements of
Calvin Klein and Benetton in the 1980s, to the heroin chic movement of
the 1990s, the connection between fashion, photography and sexuality
has been ever present. Recently the rise in popularity of the ‘fashion
film’ as well as a growing trend for collaborations and crossovers by
photographers, designers and artists have brought new dimensions to
this subject matter, further blurring the lines between fashion, fine
art and pornography.

Whether perceived as distasteful, shocking, interesting, or thought
provoking, it has nonetheless continued to be a highly relevant and
influential reflection of the societal issues. This special issue of
Fashion, Style & Popular Culture is aimed at all aspects of fashion
and photography as they relate to contemporary sexuality, as well as
their intersections with film, music videos and social media. The call
is open to written manuscripts as well as visual art that fall within
the category. All topics will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

Potential topics include:

Exploring the erotic from the lens of fashion photography
Construction of sexual identify through fashion and photography
Influencing trends and mainstream style
LGBTQ and contemporary fashion photography
Rise of gender-fluidity and androgyny with fashion media
Relations between fashion film and the social media
The female gaze as redefining contemporary sexuality
Intersection and crossover between fashion, photography and porn •
Fetishism and fashion photography
Fashion photography as social and political commentary • Submission,
homoeroticism and gender role reversal in fashion

Manuscripts and abstracts should be submitted by 1 December 2018 to
Ali Khan at: (ali.khan /at/

Questions should be send to Principal Editor, Joseph H. Hancock, II
at: (joseph.hancockii /at/

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