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.
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