2017 Award Winners

2017 PCA/ACA Awards

 

Journal of American Culture

William M. Jones Award – Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in American Culture Presented at the National Conference

Winner:

Stephanie Patrick, “Breaking Free: Female Domesticity in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’”

 

Carl Bode Award – Outstanding Article Published in The Journal of American Culture

Winner:

Jennifer Reed, “Queering Eleanor Roosevelt” Vol. 39:1 (March 2016).

 

Journal of Popular Culture

William E. Brigman Award – Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in Popular Culture Presented at the National Conference

Winner:

Eric Murnane, “A Model for Conscientious: The Moral Tightrope of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void”

Honorable mention:

Brooke Bennett, “The Underlying Ideologies of Race and Gender: The Zombie Apocalypse in Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season One”

 

Russel B. Nye Award – Outstanding Article Published in The Journal of Popular Culture

Winner:

Doreen Thierauf, “Forever After: Desire in the 21st-Century Romance Blockbuster”, Vol. 49:3 (June 2016).

 

Ray & Pat Browne Awards

Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors in Popular Culture and American Culture

Winner:

David Greenberg. Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency (W. W. Norton, 2016).

 

Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture

Winners:

Rachel A. Bowser & Brian Croxall (editors). Like Clockwork: Steampunk Pasts, Presents, and Futures (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).

Bruce A. Glasrud & Michael N. Searles (editors). Black Cowboys in the American West: On the Range, on the Stage, Behind the Badge (University of Oklahoma Press, 2016)

Carl H. Sederholm & Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock (editors). The Age of Lovecraft (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).

 

Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Reference/Primary Source Work in Popular Culture and American Culture

Winner:

T. Lindsay Baker. Portrait of Route 66: Images from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives (University of Oklahoma Press, 2016).

 

John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer in Popular and American Culture

Winner:

Viet Thanh Nguyen. Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (Harvard University Press, 2016).

 

Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors in Women’s Studies

Winners:

Nancy Weiss Malkiel. “Keep the Damned Women Out”: The Struggle for Coeducation (Princeton University Press, 2016).

Sarah E. Whitney. Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic and Gendered Violence (University of Illinois Press, 2016).

 

Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture

Winners:

Mary Chapman (editor). Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism, and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).

Lisa Yaszek & Patrick B. Sharp (editors). Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction (Wesleyan University Press, 2016).

 

Electronic Reference Site Award

Winner:

P. Gabrielle Foreman & Carol A. Rudisell, “Colored Conventions” [http://coloredconventions.org/]