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What to Wear: Catholics Debate Female Fashion in the 1920s - 1930s

Time: 3:30pm
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Location: Boardroom, St. Joseph's College

Presenter: Dr. Indre Cuplinskas

The debates about female fashion in the new Republic of Lithuania in the 1920s and 1930s saw papal representatives, bishops, leading public intellectuals and members of Catholic youth movements argue about deep décolletés and short skirts. In this predominantly Catholic country, however, the questions around women’s clothing went beyond religious morality and fears of arousing male desire: at issue were national identity, consumer culture and pedagogical strategies. These were weighty matters to ponder for the modern Catholic woman as she woke up in the morning, wondering what she was going to wear.

Dr. Indre Cuplinskas is an Associate Professor at St. Joseph's College whose work focuses on Catholic Church history, the history of Christianity in Canada, Christianity and culture, 20th century Catholicism, Catholic youth movements and Vatican II.

Everyone is welcome; an RSVP is requested but not required to Sara at: sara.mckeon@ualberta.ca
Light refreshments will be available.



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