History of Costume: Nineteenth Century
This project is for the Nineteenth Century Costume program. Graduate students are encouraged to read Nana by Émile Zola.
In the class, students document and analyze all references of a single element of dress, body, or deportment throughout the novel. The goal is to understand how the author positions the chosen piece within the novel's logic.
After reading, students select a topic for a written assignment. The resources added to this project (see below) are links to and images of Paris historical fashions, places, and people within the story.