2016 PCA/ACA Awards

2016 PCA/ACA Awards

Journal of American Culture

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

Winner:

Amanda Greer, “‘This Is the End, My Friend’—Aural Focalizations of Trauma in Apocalypse Now (1979) and Vietnam Combat Films”.

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

Winner:

  1. Deirdre Robson, “Industry: Art Angel? Pepsi-Cola’s ‘Portrait of America’ Art as an Early Instance of Corporate Art Sponsorship” The Journal of American Culture, December 2015.

 

Journal of Popular Culture

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

Winner:

Maggie Goddard, “Slim Cogito: Spanx and Shaping the Female Body”

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

Winner:

Joseph Vogel, “Freaks in the Reagan Era”, June 2015.

 

Ray & Pat Browne Awards

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

Winner:

Preston Lauterbach. Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis (Norton, 2015).

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

Winner:

Frances Gateward and John Jennings (editors). The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art (Rutgers University Press, 2015).

 

Honorable mention:

John Archer, Paul J. P. Sandul, and Katherine Solomonson (editors). Making Suburbia: New Histories in Everyday America (University of Minnesota Press, 2015).

 

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

Winner:

Adilifu Nama. Race on the QT: Blackness and the Films of Quentin Tarantino (University of Texas Press, 2015).

 

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

Winners:

Finis Dunaway. Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images (University of Chicago Press, 2015).

Brian Taves. Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen (University Press of Kentucky, 2015).

 

Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors in Women’s Issues in Popular and American Culture:

Winner:

  1. H. Stallings. Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures (University of Illinois Press, 2015.)

 

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

Winners:

Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble (editors). Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries (Teneo Press, 2015).

Cari M. Carpenter and Carolyn Sorisio (editors). The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Campaign for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891 (University of Nebraska Press, 2015).

Electronics Reference Site Award:

Winner:

Lora Lennertz. “Ozark Folksong Collection at the University of Arkansas”. [http://digitalcollections.uark.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/OzarkFolkSong]

Peter C. Rollins Documentary Award:

Winner:

“Parables of War” (2015), Nina G. Seavey, director.