Dressing between East and West: Inter-textuality of Fashion and Literature

東西更衣記 — 時裝與文學的文本互涉

Date: 12 Oct 2015

Time: 10:30 – 12:30

Venue: D1-LP-06

 

In the beginning of the 20th century, Paul Poiret designed a high-waisted rope dress inspired by Eastern aura and his wife’s slim figure,  the image of natural bodies re-entered the public scene and women abandoned their corsets gradually.  Since then masculine and feminine representations has been wrestling  in female fashion, signalling the parallel changes of women’s style and rights. In this talk, fashion history and Eileen Chang’s Note on Dressing was being studied together in order to investigate the gender revolution brought by fashion and literature in both the east and west.

自保羅‧波烈在上世紀初以以其妻子纖細的體型與東方情調為藍本,推出一種高腰長袍、帶垂掛感的裙子,自然的身體形象重回大眾視野內,女人逐漸丟棄緊身胸衣。此後雌雄形象在女性時裝裡互相角力,服飾和女權亦跟著時代轉變。講座將對讀西方服裝史與張愛玲的《更衣記》,看看中西時裝和文學帶來的現代性別變革啟示。

更衣記全文

 

Speaker: Fong, Tai Tsor

Hong Kong writer and cultural critic; BA in Comparative Literature, HKU

Moderator: Carman Fung
Research Assistant at the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, MPhil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies, University of Cambridge

 

講者: 方太初

香港年輕女作家,畢業於香港大學比較文學系,著有《隱物:The Untold Lie》、《穿高跟鞋的大象》等。曾獲多個文學獎項。新作《浮世物哀》及《另一處所在》即將出版。

主持: 馮嘉汶

英國劍橋大學性別研究哲學碩士及香港大學比較文學學士畢業,現為文學及文化學系研究助理。

 

Popular Culture and Society Series - 

In collaboration the The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

流行文化及社會系列 - 

與文學及文化學系合辦

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