Stetz Publishes in The Gissing Journal

The cover of the issue of the Gissing Journal where Stetz published her article.The current issue of The Gissing Journal (Volume LIV, No. 4, October 2020), an international scholarly periodical established in 1965 and devoted to studying the works and the world of the Victorian author George Gissing, contains an article by Margaret Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities. Her article is part of a special supplement, titled Gissing in Vogue, that is described by its editor, Tom Ue, as follows: “Gissing in Vogue brings together 20 contributors from different parts of the world in a shared conversation about fashion.” In “Art and Dress in ‘A Victim of Circumstances,'” she examines one of Gissing’s short stories from 1893, which focuses on two male painters, and finds that it “teaches its audience how to read dress and, moreover, shows why this is a worthy occupation for men, as well as women—and even for artists.”