Shabby Chic Afternoon

  • Elena Siemens University of Alberta
  • Christine Wiesenthal University of Alberta
Keywords: Culture, Memory, Architecture, Style, Images, Photography, St Petersburg, Toronto, Space




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Author Biographies

Elena Siemens, University of Alberta
Elena Siemens is Associate Professor in MLCS, University of Alberta. Her research interests include Visual Culture, Performance (Spaces of Performance), Fashion Studies, Creative Nonfiction, Critical Theory. She is the author most recently of Theatre in Passing 2: Searching for New Amsterdam (2015), and editor of The Dark Spectacle: Landscapes of Devastation in Film and Photography (2014) and “Translating Street Art” (2015). She is currently working on Street Fashion Moscow (forthcoming 2017), Jetlag Iceland (exhibit and publication), Fashion Animated (exhibit).
Christine Wiesenthal, University of Alberta
Christine Wiesenthal is the author of the critically acclaimed The Half-Lives of Pat Lowther, a biography short-listed for the 2006 Governor General's Award for Nonfiction and recipient of the Canadian Historical Association's Clio Prize in 2005. Her ensuing edition of The Collected Works of Lowther was nominated for the Canadian Editors' Association Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence and won the Alberta Book Publisher's Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence. Her recent contributions in nonfiction, poetry and poetry editing have appeared in such in literary magazines as LAKE: A Journal of the Environment, The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, and Eighteen Bridges.