By Celia Marshik
Celia Marshik’s research combines shut readings of modernist and middlebrow works, a background of england within the early 20th century, and the insights of factor idea. She specializes in 4 special different types of recent garments: the night costume, the waterproof coat, the fondness gown dress, and secondhand clothes. of their use of those outfits, we see authors negotiate transferring gender roles, weigh the price of individuality in the course of nationwide clash, paintings via mortality, and depict altering classification constructions. Marshik’s dynamic comparisons positioned Ulysses in dialog with Rebecca, Punch cartoons, articles in Vogue, and letters from shoppers, illuminating critiques approximately particular clothing and a frequent anxiousness that individuals have been not more than what they wore. all through her readings, Marshik emphasizes the power animation of clothingand objectification of individualsin early-twentieth-century literature and society. She argues that whereas artists and intellectuals celebrated the facility of contemporary participants to remake themselves, a number literary works and renowned courses issues to a lingering anxiousness approximately how political, social, and monetary stipulations persisted to constrain the individual.
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At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture (Modernist Latitudes) by Celia Marshik