Attendance (max. 2 absences)
50% of the grade: Active participation in the discussion
50% of the grade: Writing of short, one-page essays every week
Students can use every aids they want in writing their essays. However no plagiarism is allowed
Attendance of every session (max. 2 absences)
Absence of more than two sessions without valid reason will result in failing the course
Writing of weekly essays in English (Max. 1 Page). The essays will not be summaries of the texts, but answers to specific questions as stated on the Moodle platform
Writing of every essay (in order to get a perfect score, all essays must be submitted)
Submission of weekly essays by the designated deadline
The failure to submit multiple essays will result in failing the course
Active participation in the discussion
Fulfillment of the role of ‘text expert’ once in the semester. These experts will re responsible to answer initial questions by me on the text and start the discussion. This role must be fulfilled once in the semester in order to pass the course
Points will be allocated to each student after every session according to their essays and participation in the discussion. Their grade will be the result of the sum of the grades of every session. In sessions, in which a student is absent their grade will come only from the submitted essays
Every essay is 1/12 of the grade and so is the discussion in every session
There is no final exam for this course. The students will write weekly essays on the literature that they will have to read every week
We will read up to 40 pages of a scientific text in English for every session (journal paper, 1-2 chapters of a book or an article in an edited volume). Moreover, in some sessions small parts of historical sources will be examined.
Short literature list:
Lemire, Beverly. 2016. “A Question of Trousers: Seafarers, Masculinity and Empire in the Shaping of British Male Dress, c. 1600-1800.” Cultural and Social History 13 (1): 1–22.
Lemire, Beverly, and Giorgio Riello. 2008. “East & West: Textiles and Fashion in Early Modern Europe.” Journal of Social History 41 (4): 887–916.
Miller, Lesley Ellis. 2014. “Material Marketing: How Lyonnais Silk Manufacturers Sold Silks, 1660-1789.” In Selling Textiles in the Long Eighteenth Century: Comparative Perspectives from Western Europe, edited by Jon Stobart and Bruno Blondé, 85–98. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Riello, Giorgio. 2013. Cotton: The Fabric That Made the Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Riello, Giorgio, and Ulinka Rublack, eds. 2019. The Right to Dress: Sumptuary Laws in a Global Perspective, c. 1200-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Roche, Daniel. 1994. The Culture of Clothing: Dress and Fashion in the “Ancien Régime.” Translated by Jean Birrell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Rublack, Ulinka. 2010. Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Schäfer, Dagmar, Giorgio Riello, and Luca Molà, eds. 2018. Threads of Global Desire: Silk in the Pre-Modern World. Vol. 1. Pasold Studies in Textile, Dress and Fashion History. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press Pasold Research Fund.
Siebenhüner, Kim, John Jordan, and Gabi Schopf, eds. 2019. Cotton in Context: Manufacturing, Marketing, and Consuming Textiles in the German-Speaking World (1500-1900). Vol. 4. Ding, Materialität, Geschichte. Wien-Köln-Weimar: Böhlau Verlag.
Stöger, Georg. 2014. “Urban Markets for Used Textiles – Examples from Eighteenth-Century Central Europe.” In Selling Textiles in the Long Eighteenth Century: Comparative Perspectives from Western Europe, edited by Jon Stobart and Bruno Blondé, 210–25. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Styles, John. 2007. The Dress of the People: Everyday Fashion in Eighteenth-Century England. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.
Trentmann, Frank. 2016. Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First. UK: Allen Lane.
Welch, Evelyn. 2005. Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy 1400-1600. New Haven and London: Yale University Press