Session Title

Dress and Textiles I: Rank and Signifiers

Sponsoring Organization(s)

DISTAFF (Discussion, Interpretation, and Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics, and Fashion)

Organizer Name

Robin Netherton

Organizer Affiliation

DISTAFF

Presider Name

Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Manchester

Paper Title 1

Textiles and Textile Imagery as Early English Rank Signifiers in Byrhtferth of Ramsey and the Hagiographical Tradition

Presenter 1 Name

Maren Clegg Hyer

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Valdosta State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Chrétien's Chevalier au lion: Nudity, Tattered Clothes, and the Distress of Undress

Presenter 2 Name

Monica L. Wright

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Louisiana-Lafayette

Paper Title 3

Dressed to Fail: Textile Signifiers in Medieval Welsh and Icelandic Texts

Presenter 3 Name

Sarah M. Anderson

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Princeton Univ.

Paper Title 4

Thresholds of Fashion in the Sixteenth-Century Scottish Court

Presenter 4 Name

Melanie Schuessler Bond

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Eastern Michigan Univ.

Start Date

8-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Sangren 1320

Description

This session coincides with the release of an important new book in dress history — Dressing the Scottish Court, 1543–1553; Clothing in The Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland — whose author will present additional findings from that research, focusing on the use of dress to express rank. The other papers harmonize with that theme, addressing dress and textiles as signifiers in, respectively, an Anglo-Saxon hagiographical history, a twelfth-century French romance, and Welsh and Icelandic literature and law codes. [Signed: Robin Netherton, for DISTAFF]

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

Dress and Textiles I: Rank and Signifiers

Sangren 1320

This session coincides with the release of an important new book in dress history — Dressing the Scottish Court, 1543–1553; Clothing in The Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland — whose author will present additional findings from that research, focusing on the use of dress to express rank. The other papers harmonize with that theme, addressing dress and textiles as signifiers in, respectively, an Anglo-Saxon hagiographical history, a twelfth-century French romance, and Welsh and Icelandic literature and law codes. [Signed: Robin Netherton, for DISTAFF]