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Late 19th-century British and Irish arts and crafts, textiles, gender issues, material culture, late 19th and early 20th-century dress and fashion, craft history
Janice Helland specialises in the late 19th-century arts and crafts movement in Britain and Ireland with a particular focus upon the production and consumption of textiles. She also publishes on home arts and industries and craft as related to fashion. Her most recent single-authored book, British and Irish Home Arts and Industries 1880-1914: Marketing Craft, Making Fashion (2007) explores this relationship as does her article, "'Caprices of Fashion': Hand Made Lace in Ireland 1883-1907," published in Textile History (2008). Her current work, funded by a SSHRCC Standard Research Grant (2009-12), will examine "Collaboration, Cooperatives and 'Fair Trade': The early years of the arts and crafts movement, 1883-1913." Her most recent supervisions of completed PhD theses have included The Green Dining Room: The Experience of An Arts & Crafts Interior, "The New Masculinity": (Dis)locating Male Bodies and the Spaces of Masculinity in British fin-de-siècle Visual Culture, and Arts, Craft, Commodity: Peasant Craft Revival in Russian and England, 1880-1917.
ARTH 410*/0.5 - Studies in the History of Textiles and Dress: Textiles as Material Culture 3S