The Harleth Journal

The Harleth Journal examines the constitutive relationship between the material-discursive processes of aesthetics (particularly, fashion) and structures of femininity and masculinity (i.e. gendered and styled bodies and identities) in the postmodern age. It features content that draws upon cross-disciplinary scholarship in literature and literary theory, fashion and media studies, and feminist criticism among other fields of study. The publication explores the lived & imagined experiences of gendered, styled, and ailing bodies and identities with a humanities lens. In particular, it furnishes contemporary perspectives that interrogate the specular economy and its commodification of the female body. In doing so, it aims to offer a posthumanistic intervention to androcentric and normative gender dialectics, and open up new possibilities for negotiations of selfhood.