City File: Bodega

Short commissioned piece about Bodega, a vintage boutique and pop-up space, for the Holiday issue of Hamilton Magazine. Hamilton Magazine is published by Town Media, a division of PostMedia. Photo: Matt D’Alvise at OB OBrien’s studio. Hamilton Magazine | view article Advertisements

Remembering Hervé Léger

I wrote a brief tribute to Hervé Léger, creator of the bandage dress, for FASHION magazine. FASHIONmagazine.com

Our Chitinous Skin

chitinous \ˈkī-tᵊn-əs: of the substance making up the exoskeletons of invertebrates (from Greek chiton, tunic) I edited the comic Our Chitinous Skin, a supernatural romance that puts the love back in Lovecraft. Graphic novel chapbook by Ian Daffern; illustrated by Rachel Idzerda with lettering by Ted Rouse (2015). IanDaffern.ca

PatternVault

The PatternVault blog provides rich, illustrated posts on the history of designer fashion through DIY culture. “Pattern Vault breaks the mold again and again.” – Designer Marcy Tilton Key posts on: • Vogue patterns for Givenchy designs by Alexander McQueen and John Galliano • Rare commercial patterns for designs by Madeleine Vionnet, Yves Saint Laurent,…

Feasts for the Eyes: Visuality and Desire in the Ulster Cycle

Essay on gender and visuality in three sagas of the Ulster cycle. Published in Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland, ed. Sheehan and Dooley (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Illustration: Bob Pepper cover art for Evangeline Walton’s Island of the Mighty.

Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland

A ground-breaking collection of nine original essays for Palgrave’s New Middle Ages series, co-edited with Ann Dooley (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). From the jacket: “This book is a groundbreaking re-reading of gender construction in Medieval Ireland. Despite Ireland’s unique early literature, there has been little produced on this topic, and it is a joy to find…

Loving Medb

Review essay examining past critical perspectives on Queen Medb, a character in the early Irish Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle-Raid of Cooley). Published in Gablánach in Scélaigecht: Celtic Studies in Honour of Ann Dooley, ed. Sheehan, Findon, and Follett (Four Courts Press, 2013). Image: Barry Reynolds, from Colmán Ó Raghallaigh’s An Táin.

Gablánach in Scélaigecht: Celtic Studies in Honour of Ann Dooley

A collection of sixteen original essays celebrating the career of Professor Emerita Ann Dooley of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies and Celtic Studies Program. Co-edited with Joanne Findon and Westley Follett. Published by Four Courts Press, Dublin (2013). From the jacket: This book celebrates the career of Ann Dooley, one of Canada’s…

Fer Diad De-Flowered: Homoerotics and Masculinity in Comrac Fir Diad

Short essay on heroic violence and homoeroticism in the Fer Diad episode of the early Irish Táin Bó Cúailnge. Published in Ulidia 2: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, National University of Ireland Maynooth, 24–27 June 2005, ed. Ó hUiginn and Ó Catháin (An Sagart, 2009). Image: Ernest Wallcousins…