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.




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



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In collaboration the The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

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