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Selected Publications

Articles in Academic and Professional Journals

*“Writing Rooms: Reconsidering the Notion of a Room of One’s Own.” Journal of Interior Design 43, no. 1 (March 2018): 43-52.



*“Framing Place: Photography and Design Culture in Canada.” Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal 4, no. 2 (2010): 69-82.

“Reading Photographs: Playing the Visual Literacy Game.” CV Photo, no. 52, (Fall 2000): 5-6.


“The Hidden Camera of Kryn Taconis.” Queens Quarterly 103, no.1 (Spring 1996): 62-72.

“Mattie Gunterman’s Family Album.” Queens Quarterly 103, no. 2, (Summer 1996):  317-339.


“Victory Spring: Images of Courage in the National Archives of Canada.” The Archivist 109, (1995): 32-38.


*Framing Identity: Social Practices of Photography in Canada, 1880-1920. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Press, 2007.


Book Chapters

“Gendered Space and the Photographic Interiors of a Victorian Lady.” In Meanings of Designed Spaces, edited by Tiiu Vaikla-Poldma, 278-287. New York: Fairchild Books, 2013.

“The Camera and the Contact Zone: Re-envisioning the Representation of Aboriginal Women in the Canadian North.” In Transculturation in British Art, 1770-1930, edited by Julie Codell, 111-124. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishers, 2012.

*“Photography and Design Culture: Reading Photographs by Alain Paiement and Richard Holden.” Eighty-Eight: Mieke Bal PhDs 1983-2011, edited by Murat Aydemir and Esther Peeren, 111-120. Amsterdam: ASCA Press, 2011.

*Chalmers, Lynn and Susan Close. “But Is It Interior Design: Considering the Intervention of Theory into Disciplinary Practice and Education.” Thinking Inside the Box, edited by Edward Hollis et al, 77–83. London: Middlesex University, 2007.

Book Reviews

Review of Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada, edited by Heather Davis. Border Crossings 36, no. 4 (2017-18): 123-124.

*Review of Towards a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory, by Lois Weinthal. Interiors: Design, Architecture and Culture 4, no. 3 (2013): 357-359.


Review of Scissors, Paper, Stone: Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Arts, by Martha Langford. Border Crossings 27, no. 3 (2009): 194-196.

Review of Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums, by Martha Langford. RACAR 28, no. 2 (2003): 76-77.

Catalogue Essays

“Reflections on Ashley Gillanders’ Methods of Preservation.” In Methods of Preservation: Ashley Gillanders, edited by Jennifer Gibson, 5-8. Winnipeg: The University of Winnipeg, 2016.


“Mattie Gunterman.” In The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists, edited by Alicia Boutilier and Tobi Bruce, 69-73. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2015.

“The Value of the Vessel: The Impact of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement on Studio Pottery.” In MUD, Hands, fire, edited by Mary Ann Steggles, 22-27. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery, 2015.


Conference Proceedings

*“Travelling Cameras.” Paper presented at the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, October 2-4, 2008.

*“Situating Self: The Camera as a Tool in a Global World.” Paper presented at the Global Photographies: Histories, Theories and Practices Conference, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland, June 27-29, 2007.

*“The Active Gift of Love.” Paper presented at the Art as Analysis Reader, Come to Your Senses Cultural Analysis Conference, Amsterdam, 1998.


“Framing Identity: Social Practices of Photography in Canada, 1880-1920.” PhD diss., University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, Theory and Interpretation, 2005.


Encyclopedia Entries

“History of Photography in Manitoba.” In The Encyclopedia of Manitoba. Regina: Great Plains Publisher, 2006.

Exhibition Reviews

Review of Shari Hatt: New  Work, by Shari Hatt, Plug In Instiitute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg. Border Crossings 22, no. 1 (February 2003): 75-77.

Review of Open Studio: William Eakin, St. Norberts Art Centre, Winnipeg and William Eakin, curated by James Patten, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg. CV Photo 53, (Winter 2000): 32.


*Review of Aboriginal Portraits from the National Archives of Canada, by the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa. Archivara  42, (Fall 1996): 148-150.


“Family Stories.” Review of Alliances: The Family, group exhibition curated by Justin Wonnacott, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa. Blackflash 13, no. 1 (1995): 17-18.

Reviews of my publications

Bouzek, Don. Review of Framing Identity: Social Practices of Photography in Canada (1880-1920), by Susan Close. Labour/Le Travail 62, (Fall 2008): 240-242.

Dahle, Sigrid. Review of Framing Identity: Social Practices of Photography in Canada (1880-1920), by Susan Close. Border Crossings 27, no. 2 (2008): 103-104.

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