May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 365 - Global Rhetoric of Fashion

3 Credits

Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102. Utilizing traditional, cultural and contemporary fashioning of dress examples from Asia, the Islamic world, the Americas, Africa, and Europe, the course will demonstrate how clothing and adornment is interlinked to the self-(re)presentation of citizens on the national and trans-national political stage. This course will engage with the gendering of dress (clothing, hairstyles, footwear, body adornments and head wear) in a global perspective; examine dress as a site for performing culture, religion and politics; and analyze how groups craft political and social identities through invented dress.