A History of Camp from Christopher Isherwood to the Met Gala

Constantine Chatzipapatheodoridis
This article explores the concept of camp through a historical account that traces its discourse from the literary work of Christopher Isherwood to the Costume Institute exhibition and benefit held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2019. The objective of this project is a departure from defining camp since its theorization has been thoroughly pursued by cultural critics for over half a century now. Instead, opting more for a retrospective critique, I am focusing...
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