Catherine Harper

Dean of Creative and Cultural Industries
University of Portsmouth

Fields of interest

Originally a visual arts and textiles practitioner, Professor Harper has specialised in public commissions, installation and performance, undertaking artist residencies in Ireland, Canada, Finland and the Czech Republic.

She now writes on textiles, is UK editor of Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture, and sits on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. Her first book (Intersex) was published by Berg in 2007. She has recently published the four-volume edited work, Textiles: Primary and Critical Sources (Berg, 2012), which included a 17,000 word editorial review.

A member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College and an Arts Council Advisor, Catherine is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and sits on the International Committee for Fashion in Fiction.

Recent publications

Catherine Harper,
Textiles: Primary and Critical Sources(ed.)
Oxford: Bloomsbury, 2012

Catherine Harper,
Meditation on Translation and Seduction 
In: Hemmings, J. ed. The Textile Reader Berg: Oxford, 2012

Catherine Harper,
Knox Knox,
The Dublin Quarterly: International Literary Review 16:September-November 2011

Catherine Harper, 
Double Brides: Double Dresses: lesbian wedding dresses after the Civil Partnership Act
UK, 2004
(Chapter 9) In: McNeil, P., Karaminas, V., Cole, C. eds. Fashion in Fiction: Text and Clothing in Literature, Film and Television(Berg: Oxford, 2009)

Catherine Harper,
I found myself inside her fur…,
Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture 6:3, Autumn 2008, 300-13

Catherine Harper,
Lace Pecha Cucha,
Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture. 6.2, July 2008, 112-125

Catherine Harper,
Berg: Oxford, 2007

Catherine Harper,
Narelle Jubelin at Goldsmiths College,
Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture 1.3, November 2003, 210-229

Catherine Harper,
Re-Dressing Cathleen,
Irish Studies Review Journal 7.3,December 1999, 371-430