Radio ÜberPop “Klangkörper Frau”

In the radio show “ÜberPop” I talk with Birgit Reuther about gender, material culture, fashion and bodies in pop culture. The basis is my essay “Klangkörper Frau. Sound das unbekannte Wesen.”
We discuss the historical and contemporary significance of playing an instrument, creating sound and occupying space. The show is available as a podcast here.

“Hipster and (Anti-) Fashion”

In: Steinhoff, Heike (Ed.):  Hipster Culture. Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives. Bloomsbury 2021.

The article elucidates how the performativity of talking and writing about hipsters creates the hipster as a narrative figure of both fashion and anti-fashion and their dialectical relationship. Providing an overview of historical and contemporary dress practices, this chapter illustrates syles including their connotations and gender constructions attributed to hipsters. It also discusses this phenomenon in its relation to pro-fascist body images of masculinity.

Publications

2022
Tempo – Tomboys – Transformations. Modes des voitures et femmes machines des années 1930. In: Andrieu, Bernard (Hg.): Corps. Revue Interdisciplinaire. (soon)

2021
Hipster and (Anti-)Fashion. In: Steinhoff, Heike (Hg.): Hipster Culture. Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives. London, New York, S. 105–128.

2020
Narrative des Todes in Style und Sound Performances der Popkultur. In: Haller, Melanie; Helmers, Traute; Mallon, Stefanie (Hg.): Der Tod und das Ding. Textile Materialitäten im Kontext der Vergänglichkeit. Münster, New York, S. 113–154.

Imagining Cool Fashion Bodies and “Exoticism“ in the Literature of the Weimar Republic. In: Zone Moda Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1S, 2020, S. 239–254.

Thinking Through Faces. Die Moden Masken des Bösen. In: Mannherz, Jonas; Lietz, Heiko (Hg.): Gastgarten. Vestimentaer. No. 1. Hamburg, S. 80-85.

Coole Widerständigkeit unter dem Zeichen des Jazz – Lässige Demokratie-Bekenntnisse der ’Tänzerischen Generation’. In: Elsbach, Sebastian; Böhles, Marcel; Braune, Andreas (Hg.): Demokratische Persönlichkeiten der Weimarer Republik. Jena, S. 189–208.

2019
Klangkörper Frau. Sound das unbekannte Wesen. Die Absenz der Instrumente in der Darstellung von Pop-Musikerinnen. In: Rebecca Grotjahn, Sarah Schauberger (Hg.): Das Geschlecht musikalischer Dinge. Jahrbuch für Musik und Gender 11. Hildesheim, S. 89–100.

Wilde Cow-Girls, Hipster und ’White Negroes’ in Romanen der Zwanziger Jahre: Coole Modekörper im Spannungsfeld zwischen Expressionismus und Neuer Sachlichkeit. In: Eichhorn, Kristin; Lorenzen, Johannes (Hg.): Expressionismus 10/19; Körperlichkeiten. Berlin, S. 100–112.

2018
Coole Posen in schwarzem Leder. Visualisierungsstrategien von Coolness in Literatur und Kultur der Weimarer Republik. In: Elke Grittmann, Katharina Lobinger, Irene Neverla et al. (Hg.): Körperbilder – Körperpraktiken. Visuelle Repräsentationen, Regulationen und Aneignungen vergeschlechtlichter Körper und Identitäten in Medienkulturen. Köln, S. 136–157.

2017
Looking Cool in Black Leather. In: Lauren Downing Peters (Hg.): The Fashion Studies Journal. Issue No. 4. August 2017.

2016
Mode und Coolness in Romanen und Essays der Weimarer Republik. Hamburg.

Selected Articles / Contributions

2019
Interview in: Braun, Jessica: Servicepersonal in Designer-Outfits. In: Der Feinschmecker

 Interview in: Zobel, Hanna: Boho-Style, Culottes und Streifen Shirts. Diese Geschichten stecken hinter deinen Lieblingsklamotten. In: Spiegel.de

05/2016
Interview in: Pfannkuch, Katharina: Revolution und Biedermeier. Blumenkranz als Kopfschmuck. In: Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung. 31.05.2016.

 11/2013
“Kapitulation“. Wir sind Viele. In: This Book is Tocotronic. Gera.

09/2012
Der Feinschmecker. Junge Küche. Glosse „Hilfe, Mein Mann kocht“.

Presentations

10/2021
„Mode Blicke. Eine digitale Videoreihe für die Wissenschaftskommunikation der Kulturanthropologie des Textilen.“ Forschungskolloquium at Department of Cultural Anthropology, TU Dortmund

07/2021
„Propagierte Antimode. Nonkonformismen im Zeichen aktueller Medienlogiken.“ Forschungskolloquium at Department of Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology, University Münster)

06/2021
„Style Confusions, Hipster and Masculinities. Alt-Rights in Nonconformist Uniforms.“ Internationale Conference „Fashion Tales 2020 +1. Politics Through Wardrobes“ der Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano

03/2021
„Mode – Masken – Maskierungen“. Department of Fashion Design at (FHNW) in Basel

02/2021
„Narrative des Todes in Style und Sound Performances der Popkultur.“ Jour Fixe netzwerks mode textil e.V.

01/2021
„Der, die, das Hipster. Eine Spurensuche.“ Forschungskolloquium at Department of Cultural Anthropology, TU Dortmund

10/2019
„Youthquake in der Weimarer Republik“ Forschungskolloquium at Department of Cultural Anthropology, TU Dortmund

05/2019
„Wild Girls, Hipster and ‘White Negroes‘ in the Literature of the Weimar Republic: Cool Fashion Bodies Between Expressionism and New Objectivity.“ Zone Moda Conference 2019 „Be Cool. Aesthetic Imperatives And Social Practices“. Rimini Campus and the International Research Centre for Culture, Fashion and Communication der Universität Bologna

01/2019
„Distorted Sound Waves from Mexico City to Berlin. The Continuity of Female Transcultural Noise Performances as Acts of Resilience.“ Research Network Day „Persistence“ CTM Festival in Berlin

10/2018
„Der Style der Dinge – zur ästhetischen Praxis zwischen Körpern, Kleidern und Musikinstrumenten.“ 4. Jahrestagung der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft „Ästhetische Praxis und Kulturwissenschaftliche Forschung“ in Hildesheim

08/2018
„Coole Widerständigkeit unter dem Zeichen des Jazz – Lässige Demokratie-Bekenntnisse der Tänzerischen Generation.“ Konferenz „Demokratische Persönlichkeiten der Weimarer Republik“, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

05/2018
„Coolness.“ Department of  Aesthetic Education, Department of Textiles + Fashion at the European University Flensburg

05/2017
„Visualisierungsstrategien von Coolness in der Literatur der Weimarer Republik.“
netzwerk mode textil e.V. in Berlin

12/2016
„Unübertroffen an Formschönheit – Gespräche über Mode und Kunst“ at HFBK, Hamburg

11/2016
„Mode-Körper-Raum. Die kulturellen Bedeutungsdimensionen der schwarzen Lederjacke.“ Kunstverein in Hannover

09/2016
„Coole Posen mit Lederjacken und Zigaretten.“ Jahrestagung „Körperbilder – Körperpraktiken. Visuelle Repräsentationen, Regulationen und Aneignungen vergeschlechtlichter Körper und Identitäten in Medienkulturen“ der DGPuK- Specialist Groups Media, Public and Gender and Visual Communication in Hamburg

09/2016
„Klangkörper Frau. Sound das unbekannte Wesen.“ Pop Lectures at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg

11/2015
„Coole Posen und Bekleidungstechniken.“ Seminar „Mode und Bewegung“, HAW Hamburg

11/2012
„Talkrunde Design“ with Rudolf Pütz (Vitra GmbH), Stefan Lamm (Ford Europe), Peter Zec (Red Dot) Blue Monday Lounge in Köln

03/2012
„Kreativtechniken im Modedesign.“ 3. Germn Design Congress „Der Wahnsinn hat Methode“ in Essen

Courses

SoSe 2022

Fashion Victims, Nerds and Hipsters – Caricatures and Social Figures of Fashion (Bachelor Seminar, TU Dortmund)

Clothing as Message, Propaganda and Fashion (Bachelor Seminar, TU Dortmund)

WiSe 2021/22
Museum and Media. „Mode Blicke“. Production of digital video clips for science-communication in social networks and in museums in cooperation with the LWL-Industriemuseum TextilWerk Bocholt (Master Cultural Analysis and Cultural Mediation Project Seminar, TU Dortmund)

SoSe 2021
Textile Contexts. Searching, Collecting, Curating. Film Presentations of the Cultural Anthropology of Textiles on YouTube (Master Cultural Analysis and Cultural Mediation Project Seminar, Dortmund).

WiSe 2020/21
Textile Contexts. Searching, Collecting, Curating. Film Presentations of the Cultural Anthropology of Textiles on YouTube (Master Cultural Analysis and Cultural Mediation Project Seminar, TU Dortmund).

SoSe 2020
Theories and methods of vestimentary cultural analysis. Body – Clothing – Fashions. (Bachelor Textile Design Seminar, TU Dortmund)

Cultural Studies of Fashions. Fashionable masks in gaze regimes of industrialization 2.0 -4.0 (Master Cultural Analysis and Cultural Mediation Seminar, TU Dortmund

WiSe 2019/20
Lecture. Introduction Cultural Studies of Textiles (Bachelor and Master programs, TU Dortmund

Cultural History of Textiles. Fashion Stagings of Styles and Sounds (Master Cultural Analysis and Cultural Mediation Seminar, TU Dortmund).

Fashions and Media. Rebellions – Anti-Fashion – Fashion (Master Cultural Analysis and Cultural Mediation Seminar, TU Dortmund).

SoSe 2019
Fashion and beauty strategies of mobile identities in contemporary literature. (Bachelor Textile Design Seminar, University of Paderborn)

Dress- , Fashion-, and Design History
Scientific work (Bachelor Seminar, AMD Hamburg)

Fashion on the Move. Fashion and (Post-)Colonialism in a Global World. Excursion on the topic “Fashionable Exoticism and Colonialism” at the Übersee-Museum Bremen (Bachelor/ Master of Arts Seminar, HFK Bremen

Coolness. Rebellious games with fashion classics.

Excursion to the exhibition “68. Pop and Protest” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Bachelor/ Master of Arts Seminar HFK Bremen 

SoSe 2018
Cool styling practices from flapper era to rave culture. (Bachelor Seminar, University Paderborn)

Fashion – Body – Space (Bachelor/ Master of Arts Seminar, HFK Bremen)

SoSe 2017
Fashion History II
Cultural Studies, Fashion Theory

2009 – 2018
Workshops and seminars, dress & design history, concepts , development and research in fashion design, cultural studies seminars on topics such as “Animal – Man – Machine”, “Sustainability. Green Fashion”, “The Uncanny in Fashion”, “Modern Classics”, “Baroque / Wunderkammer”, “Fashion and Film”, “Loops and Textiles” (Academy for Fashion and Design, Hannover)

Contact

    About me

    Research Interests

    • Fashion Studies
    • Material Culture
    • Science-Communication
    • Popular Culture
    • Video Culture
    • Music
    • Literature and Film
    • Media Studies
    • Cultural Studies
    • Gender Studies
    • Sound Studies
    • Postcolonial Studies
    • Museology

    CV

    04/2020
    Assistant professor (Postdoc, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)  at Department Cultural Anthropology, Fashion and Material Culture, TU Dortmund

    0/2019 – 03/2020
    Substitute professor at Department Cultural Anthropology, Fashion and Material Culture, TU Dortmund

    04/2018 – 09/2019
    Assistant professor (Postdoc, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)  at Department Textile / Cultural Studies, University Paderborn

    04/2019 – 09/2019
    Lecturer Fashion Studies at the Academy for Fashion and Design in Hamburg (AMD)

    04/2018 – 03/2019
    Lecturer Fashion Studies at Department of Art and Design – Integrated Design at the University of the Arts in Bremen (HFK)

    04/2017 – 09/2017
    Substitute professor Cultural Studies (english) at the International Academy of Fine Arts Esmod in Berlin

    01/2017 – 05/2018
    Lecturer for Fashion Theory at the Academy of Fashion and Design in Hannover

    12/2016
    Doctor of Philosophy (PHD), Thesis: “Fashion and Coolness in the Literature of the Weimar Republic”

    04/2009 – 12/2016
    Head of press and public relations/ marketing, lecturer fashion theory at the Academy of Fashion and Design in Hannover

    03/2008  
    Magister Artium (M.A.), Department German Language and Literature, Empirical Cultural Studies (Volkskunde), Museumsmanagement, University Hamburg.

    05/2005 – 05/2007
    Research assistant at Altonaer Museum Hamburg

    10/2005 – 03/2006
    Research assistant at Department of Empirical Cultural Studies (Volkskunde), University Hamburg

    05/2002 – 01/2003
    Research assistant at Press and Public Relations at Altonaer Museums Hamburg

    10/2001 – 03/2005
    Research assistant at Department of German Language und Literature, University Hamburg

    Video Project

    TU-Dortmund (Master Cultural Analysis and Cultural Mediation Project Seminar): Production of digital video clips with students for science-communication in social networks and in museums in cooperation with the LWL-Industriemuseum TextilWerk Bocholt.

    As a small team, we are developing concepts for video series in which we present current research of the cultural anthropology of textiles and fashion studies to a broader audience. Our self-produced YouTube clips will be released in spring 2022, some will also be shown in exhibitions.
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    Narrative des Todes in Style und Sound Performances der Popkultur

    In: Haller, Melanie; Helmers, Traute; Mallon, Stefanie (Ed.): Der Tod und das Ding. Textile Materialitäten im Kontext der Vergänglichkeit. Waxmann 2021.

    This contribution explores the resonances and connections between body-dress-sound. The question is how narratives of death are expressed in pop culture, fashion, and sound performances through bodies, textiles, and sounds.