Call for Papers:

Fashion and the Body

An International PhD Workshop to be held at the Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University
5th-6th May 2015


Workshop Co-convenors: Joanne Entwistle (King’s College London), Caroline Evans (Central Saint Martins) and Andrea Kollnitz (Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University)


The Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University is organizing a three-day workshop for international PhD students entitled “Fashion and the Body” to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of sociologist Joanne Entwistle’s canonical fashion studies text, The Fashioned Body: Fashion, Dress and Modern Social Theory (2000).


Joanne Entwistle will serve as a co-convenor of this workshop alongside Caroline Evans and Andrea Kollnitz. Caroline Evans, fashion historian and author of Fashion at the Edge (2003) and more recently, The Mechanical Smile (2013), will offer her expertise in technologies of the body as well as the connections between fashion and early 20th century cinema. Art historian Andrea Kollnitz, editor of the forthcoming Modernism och Mode (2014) and a forthcoming research agenda about artistic self-fashioning, will similarly broaden this highly interdisciplinary workshop with her interest in the relationship between fashion and identity.

In addition to the workshop, participants will be invited to attend Dr. Entwistle’s open lecture on the afternoon of 7th May 2015 with a reception to follow.


Practical Information for Applicants

PhD students are invited to submit a 300-word paper abstract along with a brief summary of their doctoral projects by 20th February 2015. Applicants will be informed of their selection two weeks later, on 5th March 2015. Papers of 3,000-4,000 words will be due in-full no later than 17th April 2015.


More practical information—including details about the schedule, meals, social events and the format of presentations and visual aids—will be provided by the organizers in advance of the workshop.  Funding is not provided for this event, so students will be required to fund and arrange their own travel and accommodations. Students will, however, receive a certificate as verification of their participation, which they may take back to their home institution to receive course credit.


Interested PhD students are kindly asked to send their applications to the following email address:

For Further Information

Lauren Downing Peters, PhD Student, Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University 

Sara Skillen, PhD Student, Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University



CFP – Fashion and the Body, International PhD Workshop, Stockholm, 2015

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