In October 2018, PhD student Jenna Rossi-Camus presented her research on  about fashion satire at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies  which had Wonder in the Eighteenth Century as its theme.

At this year’s conference, held in Niagara Falls, Jenna was invited to present ‘Fashion and Folly’ detailing her work on eighteenth century fashion graphic satire and the collections of Horace Walpole. The conference is part of a series of professional development workshops aimed at educators and graduate students. By presenting her practice-based research-in-progress, Jenna’s research served the conference theme and aims by demonstrating how fashion exhibition-making can be a strategy for inciting wonder and interest in eighteenth-century studies for contemporary (and non-academic) audiences.

A hand turns over the leaf of a large historic book with illustrations, part of Jenna's research into fashion satire

Jenna’s research into Fashion Satire

A screen showing a slide on Fashion & Folly Jpresentation on fashion satire with a table in front

Presenting Fashion and Folly

Read more about Jenna’s Research 

Interview “T-shirts – curating its narrative” by MA Fashion Curation alumni Annabel Hoyng–van der Meijden with Jenna Rossi Camus