The Clothes that Wear Us: Essays on Dressing and Transgressing in Eighteenth-century Culture

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Jessica Munns, Penny Richards
University of Delaware Press, 1999 - 362 páginas
The contributors to this volume offer a wide range of topics, perspectives, and approaches as they explore issues of gender and cultural cross-dressing. The meanings inherent in theatrical costuming; the ways in which novels, journals, and prints disseminated ideas about fashion, status, and gender; and present case studies of cultural practices relating to clothing are examined. The ways in which dress articulates transformations in the economic conditions, social relations, and ideological constructions of the culture of the eighteenth century are also traced. Illustrated.

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Performing Nations on the Restoration Stage Wycherleys Gentleman DancingMaster
37
The Sublime the Beautiful The Siddons
56
Hester Santlows Harlequine Dance Dress Status and Gender on the London Stage 17061734
80
Performing Thirdness Goethe on the Roman Stage
102
The Masquerade of Colonial Identity in Frances Brookes Emily Montague 1769
119
Sophie La Roches History of Lady Sophia Sternheim Who Is Dressing and Writing the Heroine?
143
Freke in Mens Clothes Transgression and the Carnivalesque in Edgeworths Belinda
157
Masquerade as Mode in the French Fashion Print
174
Putting on Irish Stuff The Politics of AngloIrish CrossDressing
233
Cultural CrossDressing The Colorful Case of the Caribbean Creole
250
With nosegays and gloves So trim and so gay Clothing and Public Execution in the Eighteenth Century
271
Dress Power and Crossing the Atlantic Figuring the Black Exodus to Sierra Leone in the Late Eighteenth Century
301
Reading Dress Reading Culture The Trial of Joseph Gerrald 1794
320
Afterword
336
Contributors
347
Index
351

Designing Women The Fabric of Gender Politics in the Tatler and Spectator Papers
208

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Página 76 - I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this.
Página 227 - ... a clumsy pair of shoes, or an unfashionable coat came into his house. Nay, he proceeded so far as to assure us that upon his laughing aloud when he stood by it, the liquor mounted very sensibly, and immediately sunk again upon his looking serious. In short, he told us that he knew very well, by this invention, whenever he had a man of sense or a coxcomb in his room.
Página 308 - Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people...
Página 227 - THERE is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress: within my own memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten 'years ago it shot up to a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. (a) The women were of such an enormous stature, that we appeared as grasshoppers before them.
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Página 37 - A True-born Englishman's a contradiction, In speech an irony, in fact a fiction, A banter made to be a test of fools, Which those that use it justly ridicules, A metaphor invented to express A man akin to all the universe.
Página 165 - As opposed to the official feast, one might say that carnival celebrated temporary liberation from the prevailing truth and from the established order; it marked the suspension of all hierarchical rank, privileges, norms and prohibitions.
Página 227 - ... periwig, a clumsy pair of shoes, or an unfashionable coat came into his house : nay, he proceeded so far as to assure us that upon his laughing aloud when he stood by it, the liquor mounted very sensibly, and immediately sunk again upon his looking serious.
Página 226 - A large glass-case, containing the linen and clothes of the deceased; among which are, two embroidered suits, a pocket perspective, a dozen pair of red-heeled shoes, three pair of red silk stockings, and an amber-headed cane. The strong box of the deceased, wherein were found, five billet-doux, a Bath shilling, a crooked sixpence, a silk garter, a lock of hair, and three broken fans. A press for books; containing on the upper shelf, Three bottles of diet-drink.

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