Call for Chapters – “Identity and Style in British Culture”

Fashion studies is a vibrant field of research, exploring the social significance of personal appearance and its complex intersections with wider cultural forces.

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals for an edited collection on the link between identity and style in British culture. Exploring fashion and personal style through the lens of gender, class and race, the collection may include a broad range of themes such as subcultural identity, the concept of masquerade, performance, body image, sexuality and personal and national politics. Chapter contributions may focus narrowly on a specific individual, work, social group/category, item of clothing or event to illustrate wider concerns, or, conversely, they may take a broader approach to address a small number of specific issues.

Proposals are welcomed from the Humanities and Social Sciences, particularly:


Art History


English Literature

Cultural Studies

Film Studies

Please submit a proposal of approximately 200 words, including a summary, preliminary source base/bibliography and a short biographical note. Complete chapter lengths should be between 6000-8000 words.

Deadline for proposals: July 17, 2020

For further questions or to submit your proposal, please email Emily Priscott at More information is available at

Previously published papers cannot be included.



This proposal is due on April 17th 2020.

Page last updated on May 11th 2020. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.