Barbara Vinken

Prof. Dr. Barbara Vinken, Ph.D., is Professor for French and Comparative Literature at LMU Munich (Germany). Among her latest publications are Flaubert Postsecular (2015), Angezogen (2014) and Die Blumen der Mode (2016).
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Talk: Fashion – An Oriental Colony in the Heart of the West

Track: What Will Be Contemporary?
Date: Day 1 – 16:00
Location: Neufert-Mansion, Gelmeroda

Fashion has usually been conceived as the Other of the West: an effeminate tyranny, an effeminate need to compensate for lacking self-determination and self-expression, an obviously as effeminate as headless mass consumption. Fashion, I would argue, is the very deconstruction of these pseudorational assumptions. It is a refined politics against politics.

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