The Western Region of the Costume Society of America Symposium offers an opportunity for members of the Costume Society of America to present research on a variety of topics related to the theme “Costume in the American West: Historic to Modern Times.” Some possible topics for papers are: modern and historical fashion designers; dressmakers and milliners; art-to wear; entertainment from Buffalo Bill and Wild West Shows to opera, dance, theater, film and television; counter cultures; costume in Western American literature; Native American and First Nations cultures; the design process; sports and leisure; manufacturing/manufacturers, gay culture, show girls and beyond!
TWO TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS ARE INVITED
1. Oral Research Papers are appropriate for the presentation of new research findings and conclusions. Limited to 20 minutes for presentation. All visuals must be in Power Point format. One presentation will be reserved for a student speaker (see separate call for papers below) who will be awarded a stipend to present a paper at the symposium.
2. Research-In-Progress Reports are appropriate for the presentation of ongoing research to elicit feedback from registrants for additional research sources and/or comments on methodology. Limited to 7 minutes for presentation. All visuals must be in Power Point format.
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