Dressing the Media: Materials and Methods for Studying Screen Costume
15 October 2021, 12.00-15.00 BST
Hosted by Melanie Bell and Llewella Chapman
Since the 1990 publication of Jane Gaines and Charlotte Herzog’s path-breaking Fabrications, the study of costume design for film and television has become well-established in the academy. Scholars have published an impressive body of research on fashion on screen, the costume design process, and the labour and professional identities of costume designers, much of this situated in the wider context of media histories and production studies. This workshop provides an opportunity to hear the latest research from scholars (both early career and established) working in the field of screen costume, to share ideas, reflect on methodologies and archival sources for the research and teaching of costume for the screen. An online workshop, co-organised and hosted by Melanie Bell (University of Leeds) and Llewella Chapman (University of East Anglia). Key words:
Costume, fashion, design, history, archives, gender, feminist media histories, film, television, on-screen media
Confirmed speakers: Professor Sarah Street (University of Bristol), Dr Elizabeth Castaldo Lundèn (Stockholm University), Dr Helen Warner (University of East Anglia) and Vicky Haddock (Costume Curator and Collections Care, Zenzie Tinker Textile Conservation).