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48814Call for Papers & Student Honor Award, CSA-Western Region Symposium, 2014

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  • Publicity CSAWR
    Apr 28, 2014

      The final dates for the Costume Society of America's Western Region 2014 Symposium have been set for October 10th through 12th at the Museum for Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon

      Below please find the call for papers, deadline for proposals is Friday, June 13, 2014, with information about the Student Honor Award we are offering this year for the symposium, and information about the symposium itself.

      We welcome participation from both members and non-members through out the dress & costume studies and conservation field. We hope to see many of you threre!

      Brenna A. Barks, MSc

      Managing Editor, Worn Through
      Publicity Chair, Costume Society of America, Western Region

      Dear CSA Members and Friends,  
      Mark your calenders for our Semi-Annual Symposium, on October 10-12, in Portland Oregon; "From the Street to the Catwalk: Cultural Influences on Fashion".
      The Symposium  promises to be an exciting weekend.  Click on the link below for more details. 
      Get more information
      Reserve the dates and if you are working on an interesting project or have an area of street-influenced fashion that you've always wanted to explore,  follow the link on the next page to submit a Paper, the deadline is June 13, 2014
      Thanks for your attention, I hope to see you  and your friends in October!
      Abra Flores
      Costume Society of America Western Region


      Western Region Call for Papers - Student Honor Award and Travel Stipend

      Western Region Biennial Symposium -- From The Street To The Catwalk, Cultural Influences on Contemporary Fashion
      Portland, Oregon - October 10th to 12th, 2014

      The Western Region Biennial Symposium offers an opportunity for Student Members, Non-Member Students and potential New Members
      to present juried Oral Research Papers or Research-in Progress Reports
      on unpublished research, new creations and/or practical experience.
      Possible Topics Include...

      • Subculture fashion, such as Goth, Mod, Punk, Steampunk or Queer,
      and its influence on High Fashion
      • Contributions to fashion from queer or transgender designers
      • The importance of youth subcultures on fashion
      • The influence of social media on fashion
      • Mainstreaming of Fetish Fashion
      • Subcultural influences on fashion in a historical context
      • Dance or Body Politic influence on Fashion

      We welcome proposals from all undergraduate, pre-program, and graduate students, CSA members and non-members who may be studying and researching in the following areas:

      • Cultural Anthropology
      • Costume & Textile History
      • Film, Television & Theatre History & Design
      • Queer Fashion Studies
      • Dance History
      • Counter or Subculture, LGBT Studies
      • Costume, Dress, Fashion History and Design

      There Two types of Presentations are invited
      1. Oral Papers are appropriate for the presentation of new research findings, case studies and conclusions. Limited to 20 minutes for a presentation. All visuals must be in PowerPoint or Keynote for MAC/iPad* format.
      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 10 minutes for presentation. All visuals must be in PowerPoint or Keynote for MAC/iPad* format.

      * If you plan to use an iPad or mobile device for your presentation, you must provide the necessary cables and adapters to connect to the projector and master, or transit hub computer.

      The Student Honor Award does include conference registration fees & a cash stipend award towards travel and (2) nights accommodation expenses.

      Submission Information & Instructions:
      Please send your proposal abstracts to wrsymposium@...
      with CSA: WR Symposium Abstract in the subject line. Submissions are only accepted via email to help keep us green.

      The body of your email must include: Your Name, Address, Telephone and Email. Please attach the following in doc, rtf, or PDF format. 

      Language: English only.

      Cover Page: with your Name, Abstract Tittle, and institutional affiliation (if any). Do not identify your name with your abstract documents.

      Abstract Proposal: 500 words maximum, Times New Roman font (inclusive of footnotes/endnotes & bibliography). Use double spaced lines for text.

      Identify submission as Type 1 or Type 2 at the top of the page center underneath the abstract Title.

      Style: Chicago Manual of Style, AP Style Book, MLA Style Manual, Oxford Writers Dictionary or Hart’s Rules

      Deadlines for Submissions:
      Abstract proposals and emails must be received by Friday, June 13, 2014. Candidates will be informed of their status by Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Acceptance of the Student Honor Award and commitment to attend the Western Regional Biennial Symposium will be required in writing by Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Costume Society of America: Western Region will be unable to pay for any expenses involved in the preparation and presentation of papers. Please obtain all necessary permissions for use of images before the presentation is given.

      This information will also be available on the Region V area of the CSA National website.