Fashioning Desire, Desiring Fashion Winter 2021

Syllabus for hypothetical reading group of Winter 2021.

Week 1-2: Fashion and Psychoanalysis

Rikky Byrd, “On the ‘Black Designer’”  

Week 3-4: The Subject of Fashion

Week 4-5: The Sex Which is Not Uniform

Francisco J. Galarte, “The Crowns of Stuzo Clothing”

Eva Hayward, “Don’t Exist”

Week 6-7: The Libidinal Economy of Decadence

David Marriott, “On Decadence: Bling Bling”

Week 8-9: Anti-Philosophy, Anti-Fashion, Anti-Blackness

Hortense Spillers, “All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother”

Week 10-11: The Plague of Fantasy and Social Death

Jared Sexton, “The Social Life of Social Death”

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