Industrial Evolution

A heritage/development feature for the Summer issue of Hamilton Magazine. As part of HM’s 40th anniversary celebrations, I sourced vintage photos for a look at 5 classic Hamilton landmarks in the 1970s and today. Thanks to Tom Arban, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the City of Hamilton, HPL Local History & Archives, the Hamilton Spectator,…

Techno Pagans

Profile of Plastik Wrap designers Adriana Fulop and Ryan Webber, written for the first issue of Hamilton Magazine’s 40th anniversary year. Hamilton Magazine is published by Town Media, a division of PostMedia. Photo: Idan Erez Hamilton Magazine | view article

From Colony to Incubator

I wrote about Toronto fashion history since 1867 for FORWARD Magazine, a new glossy edited by Ugyen Wangmo. Even in the time of Confederation, Toronto the Good had a bad case of fashionable society… Thanks to everyone who generously responded to my queries: Marilyn Brooks, Comrags, Cynthia Cooper, Enzo DiMatteo, Samuel Engelking and staff at…

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

Remembering Hervé Léger

I wrote a brief tribute to Hervé Léger, creator of the bandage dress, for FASHION magazine. Published monthly by St. Joseph Media, FASHION is one of Canada’s leading glossies. 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…