March 2011 Issue   

Late Night Musings from the Chair


• Visual Imagery: A Ghost of James Dean, James Dean
Call for Papers- CSA
Resources from Regional Vendors
Scholarship Awards



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Gopher Stage Lighting
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Section Notices

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• NBS Fall Meeting Minutes

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Who's Minding the Store?


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Costumes as Performance and Activism

Costume Society of America – Midwest Region
Annual Symposium and Meeting
Friday and Saturday October 14 and 15, 2011  -  Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Iowa

Topics for scholarly papers and creative work include, but are not limited to:
Proposals for 20-minute presentations of studies reflecting interdisciplinary approaches to costume and textile topics, world wide regional dress, costumes and activism, art wear, costumes for performance, costumes in museums.  Original designs related to these themes are welcomed.

Abstracts:  For proposing scholarly papers abstracts must be no longer than two typewritten, double-spaced pages.  Sources should be included within the two-page limit.  Only the title should be included at the top of the abstract.  Please include name, address, telephone number and email address and professional affiliation on a separate page.  Student submissions are welcomed.  Please identify student papers on the cover sheet.
Original Design Proposals For presenting original design work for a panel presentation:  Include title, short description, materials, and two images of the design (one full, one detail).  Student submissions are welcomed.
Abstracts must be received via email no later than 1 April, 2011
Please send abstracts/proposals to Dr. Annette Lynch

The Symposium includes scholarly papers, original design showcase and events to include:

For more information about the symposium contact  Dr. Carol Colburn,   Phone 319 273 2390 or 319 273 6386
The Symposium will be at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, hosted by the UNI Arts Consortium.  The UNI Arts Consortium has representatives from the Textiles and Apparel Program, Department of Theatre, UNI Gallery of Art, University Museums, and International Dance Theatre.  Events include sponsorship from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.