textiles reading group
Initiated in 2014 in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, the Textiles Reading Group meets on a monthly basis to discuss selected readings. It draws together academics and researchers working across a varied range of topics, from Renaissance modes of luxury to dress in China, Islamic textiles to Australian colonial dress.
Past readings have included:
Bellanta, Melissa."Business Fashion: Masculinity, Class and Dress in 1870s Australia". Australian Historical Studies 48, no.2 (2017): 189-212.
Benjamin, Walter. The Arcades Project. Cambridge, Mas.: Belknap Press, 1999.
Bier, Carol. "Patterns in Time and Space: Technologies of Transfer and the Cultural Transmission of Mathematical Knowledge across the Indian Ocean." Ars Orientalis 34 (2004): 172-94.
Buckley, Cheryl, “On the Margins: Theorizing the History and Significance of Making and Designing Clothes in the Home” in Barbara Burman (ed.), The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking, Oxford & New York: Berg, 1999.
Campagnol, Isabella. Forbidden Fashions: Invisible Luxuries in Early Venetian Convents. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2014.
Cramer, Lorinda."Making a Home in Gold-rush Victoria: Plain Sewing and the Genteel Woman". Australian Historical Studies 48, no. 2 (2017): 213-226.
Douny, Laurence. "Silk embroidered garments as transformative processes: layering, inscribing and displaying Hausa material identities". Journal of Material Culture 16, no. 4 (2011): 401-415.
Evans, Tanya. "The Use of Memory and Material Culture in the History of the Family in Colonial Australia." Journal of Australian Studies 36 no. 2 (2012): 207-28.
Farrell, William, “Smuggling Silks into Eighteenth-Cntury Britain: Geography, Perpetrators, and Consumers”. Journal of British Studies 55/2, (2016): 268-294.
Gilbert, David, "The Looks of Austerity: Fashions for Hard Times". Fashion Theory 21:4, (2017): 477-499.
Jones, Ann Rosalind, and Peter Stallybass. Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Lewis, Reina, "Uncovering Modesty: Dejabis and Dewigies Expanding the Parameters of the Modest Fashion Blogosphere". Fashion Theory 19:2 (2015): 243-269.
Lynn, Eleri, Tudor Fashion, New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2017. Chapter 4. Grooming and Laundry.
Pointon, Marcia “Accessories in Portraits: Stockings, Buttons and the Construction of Masculinity in the Eighteenth Century” in Portrayal and the search for identity, 2013: 121-179.
Potter, Jenny-Lynn & Kerreen Reiger, “Suits and Frocks: Dressmakers and the making of Feminine Identity in Postwar Australian Society”. Journal of Australian Studies 41:1 (2017): 113-130
Rublack, Ulinka. "Matter in the Material Renaissance." Past and Present no. 219 (2013).
Speelberg, Femke. "Fashion & Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 73, no. 2 (2015).
Stenning, Eve. "Nothing but Gum Trees: Textile Manufacturing in New South Wales 1788-1850." Australasian Historical Archaeology 11 (1993): 76-87.
Teunissen, Jose. "Understanding Fashion through the Museum." In Fashion and Museums: Theory and Practice, Marie Riegels Melchoir and Brigitta Svensson (eds.), 33-45. London: Bloomsbury, 2014.
Thompson, E. P. The Making of the English Working Class, Ch.9, "Weavers". London: Penguin Books, 2013 (first pub. 1963): 297-346.
Turaga, Janaki. “Being Fashionable in the Globalization Era in India: Holy Writing on Garments”. In Modern Fashion Traditions, M. Angela Jansen and Jennifer Craik (eds.), 73-95. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.
Vinken, Barbara, Fashion Zeitgeist, London: Berg, 2004. Chapter 4: Largerfeld for Chanel: The Griffe.