I am a part-time PhD student in Scotland. With the Brothers’ Grimm fairy-tale The Six Swans (KHM49) at the core, my research at the School of Textiles & Design ultimately explores the question of if/how dress representations of different historical contexts might alter a reader’s perception of an archetypal fairy tale character and if/how this might be applied to contemporary fashion design.
I engage in research-led practice: I am creating four Objects (dress) from four time periods (1200-1500) for the Sister character. It is also intradisciplinary e.g. history/social history: historical dress, material culture, extant objects; literature: fairy-tales (Märchenforschung in Germany), literary analysis, historical texts; experimental archaeology; object-orientated philosophy. This blog focuses on the historical dress/textiles aspect of my research.