Con(texts): A Digital Project on Textiles and Women's Authorship Through History

 

Con(texts): A Digital Project on Textiles and Women's Authorship Through History

Hallie French
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Textile, or text? In her digital project “Con(texts)”, Hallie French explores the idea of textiles as a means of authorship for women throughout the centuries. Through self-reflection, analysis of popular culture, and research into the history of textiles around the world, Hallie demonstrates that the textiles around us are more than just thread. Women in history might not have had access to a pen to tell their stories, so they used the only available means - thread. From the samplers of aristocratic young women in the Renaissance, to the colorful weaves of Navajo tribes, to a quilt given to Hallie by her grandmother, come explore the forgotten stories in textiles throughout history.

 
 

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About the Author(s)
Hallie
French

Hallie French is an English major with a minor in Literature, Medicine, and Culture who graduated in May 2017. She is from Aurora, North Carolina and is now working with the Carolina College Advising Corps. Her research interests include the American South, women's literature, and material culture. You can find an excerpt from her senior honors thesis in The Health Humanities Journal of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 
 
 
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