2015 Award Winners

2015 PCA/ACA Awards –

Journal of American Culture
William M. Jones Award – Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in American Culture Presented at the National Conference
Winner: Mindy Clegg, “Weaponized Jazz: The Recording Industry and the Cold War” [publication information needed]

 

Carl Bode Award – Outstanding Article Published in The Journal of American Culture
Winner: Jean S. Mason, “Two Women Chronicle the White Plague: A ‘Herstory’ of America’s Magic Mountain” The Journal of American Culture, June 2014.

Journal of Popular Culture
William E. Brigman Award – Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in Popular Culture Presented at the National Conference
Winner: Amanda Kennell, “Origin and Ownership from Ballet to Anime”

Honorable Mention: Josh-Wade Ferguson, “’Traded It Off For That Voodoo Thing’: Cultural Capital and Vernacular Debt in Filmic Representations in New Orleans”

 

Russel B. Nye Award – Outstanding Article Published in The Journal of Popular Culture
Winner: Louise Woodstock, “Tattoo Therapy: Storying the Self in Neoliberal Times”, Volume 47, Number 4

 

Ray & Pat Browne Awards

Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors in Popular Culture and American Culture:
Winner: Jeff Chang, Who We Be: The Colorization of America (St. Martin’s Press, 2014)

 

Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture:
Winners:
Christopher M. Moreman & A. David Lewis. Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age (Praeger, 2014)
Brenda R. Weber (ed.). Reality Gendervision: Sexuality and Gender on Transatlantic Reality Television (Duke University Press, 2014)


Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Reference/Primary Source Work in Popular Culture and American Culture:
Winner: Tom Weaver, David Schecter, & Steve Kronenberg. The Creature Chronicles: Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy (McFarland, 2014)

John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer:
Winner: Simone Cinotto (ed.). Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities (Fordham University Press, 2014)

Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors in Women’s Studies:
Winner: Lisa Funell. Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star (State University Press of New York, 2014)
Honorable Mention: Linda Maria Mizejewski, Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics (University of Texas Press, 2014)


Susan Koppleman Award for the Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture:
Winner: Sarah Lightman (ed.), Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (McFarland, 2014)


Electronics Reference Site Award:
Winner: Gregory Zinman. “Handmade Cinema: A Guide to the People, Practices and Themes of Artisanal Moving Image Production” [www.handmadecinema.com]


Peter C. Rollins Documentary Award:
Winner: “Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power”, Michael Park (director/producer)