Historic Clothing and Textiles; Late 20th Century fashion (emphasis on male fashion); pop culture and fashion; Jungian archetypal analysis; fashion and art.
Curator for the Billy Carter Service Station Museum in Plains, GA.
TXMI 4580/6580: History of World Textiles
TXMI 4270/6270: History of Dress: Antiquity to 19th Century
TXMI 4290-6290: History of Dress and Fashion: 19th Century to Present
TXMI 4900/6900: Museum Issues in Historic Clothing and Textiles
TXMI 4240/6240: Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising
TXMI 5810/7810: Historic Collection Management
I am an Associate Professor in the Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors Department at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and manager of the college's Historic Clothing and Textile Collection. I am originally from Costa Rica and I have a Ph.D. in Theater from Florida State University. My current research focuses on dress and popular culture in the second half of the twentieth century with an emphasis on male fashion and I am also very interested in the relation between fashion and art and the applications of Jungian archetypal analysis to fashion. Currently, I am working on a project developing museum education materials for visually impaired patrons. Since my background is in Theater Arts, I have also worked as an actor, director, and designer in several theater productions in Costa Rica and The United States. I am also involved in activities using popular theater in health education with migrant farm workers and other disadvantaged communities.
|2000||Ph.D. Theatre Florida State University
|1991||M.A. Theatre Arts California State University
|1987||B.A. Dramatic Arts Universidad de Costa Rica
Blanco, J. F., Vazquez Lopez, R. J. King Herod’s Masked Soldiers: The Festival de Máscaras de Hatillo. Dress. Volume 36. 2010.
Blanco F., José, How to Fashion an Archetype: Madonna as Anima Figure. The Journal of Popular Culture. In Press for 2012.
Blanco F, José, and Vazquez Lopez, R. J. Dressing the Jíbaros: Puerto Rican Peasants’ Clothing through Time and Space. In The Meanings of Dress (3rd Edition), Kimberly A. Miller-Spillman, Andrew Reilly and Patricia Hunt-Hurst. (Ed.), Fairchild. In Press for 2012.
Blanco F., José and Vazquez Lopez, R. J. King Herod’s Masked Soldiers: The Festival de Máscaras de Hatillo. Dress. Volume 36. 2010.
Blanco F., José. Becoming Billy Carter: Clothes Make the Man (and his many characters). Southern Cultures. Summer 2010. Volume 16, #2.
Blanco F., José. Fashion at the Museum: Successful Experiences with Student Curators.. Museum Management and Curatorship. Summer 2010. Volume 25, #2.
Freeman Watson, Anna, Jose Blanco, Patricia Hunt-Hurst and Katalin Medvedev. Caregivers' Perceptions of Clothing for People with Severe and Profound Disabilities. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2010, 110, 3.
Blanco F., José. Punk Male Fashion and the Aesthetic of Entropy.” In The Men's Fashion Reader. Edited by Andrew Reilly and Sarah Cosbey. New York: Fairchild Books, Inc., 2008.
Blanco F., Jose, Scott Leff, Amy T. Peterson, and Ann T. Kellogg. The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Clothing through American History 1900 to the Present Volume II. . Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008.
Blanco F., José. "The Postmodern Era” in The Fashion Reader. Edited by Linda Welters & Abby Lillethun. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2007. Revised for 2010 edition.
Blanco F., José. El Juego del Anima y el Animus en El Anillo del Pavo Real de Miguel Rojas. ESCENA. San José, Costa Rica, 2006.
Blanco F., José. Victor Hugo Rascón Banda. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 305. Thomson Gale Publisher, 2004.
Blanco F., José. Music and Clothing in American Culture. The Encyclopedia of Music and American ABC-CLIO. In Press for 2012.
Blanco F., José. Costa Rica and Panamá. The Encyclopedia of National Dress. ABC-CLIO. In Press for 2012.
Blanco F., José. Belize, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras. The Encyclopedia of National Dress. ABC-CLIO. In Press for 2012.
Blanco F., José. Caribbean Islands. The Encyclopedia of National Dress. ABC-CLIO. In Press for 2012
Blanco F., José. Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Encyclopedia of National Dress.ABC-CLIO. In Press for 2012.
Blanco F., José. Central American Dress. Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Volume II.
Blanco F., José. Dress of Caribbean Islanders in North America. Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Volume III.
Blanco F., José. Dress and Fashion in Costa Rica. Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Volume II.