Popular Culture Association Awards
The Popular Culture Association sponsors literary and electronic reference site awards each year. Award winners for books published in 2017 (unless year span is differently noted) and a new electronic reference site produced in the last three years will be announced at the PCA Awards Ceremony during the annual convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, from April 12-15, 2017. Recipients need not be present at the conference to receive an award. Recipients who choose to attend will receive a $500 travel grant.
Submission and Nomination Procedures:
Books (primarily) published in 2017 are eligible for consideration for this year’s awards. The deadline for receipt of materials to be considered is December 14, 2017. Please send nominated books as early as possible to the members of the committees listed below.
If you have any questions about the procedures or the appropriateness of your books, before sending the books, please consult with the chairs of the individual committees.
Ray and Pat Browne Awards:
These three awards are named after the founders, architects, and builders of the PCA/ACA. Ray Browne was instrumental in building the associations as well as the academic study of popular culture from its early beginning to its current place as a major focus of intellectual study. He and his wife Pat Browne established The Popular Press which published many of the first works in the field. He also founded the Journal of Popular Culture and the Journal of American Culture. Among the categories for the Ray and Pat Browne Awards are:
Best Single work by One or More Authors in Popular and American Culture:
Lynnea Chapman King
Email for info: [email protected]
Best Edited Collection in Popular and American Culture:
Garyn G. Roberts
1701 E Front St
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City MI 49686
Best Reference/ Primary Source Work in Popular and American Culture
Books may be submitted that have been published within the past three years.
Monroe Community College
Department of English and Philosophy
1000 East Henrietta Rd
Rochester NY 14623
John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer
This award is given for noteworthy textbooks, primers, and scholarly books used in the classroom on Popular Culture and American Culture.
Associate Professor of English and Humanities
School of Arts and Sciences
179 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited book in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture.
Susan Koppelman is a feminist literary historian and the editor of groundbreaking critical collections of American women’s short stories.
Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work in Women’s Studies
Emily Toth is a pioneer in both Women’s Studies and in Popular Culture.
Emily Toth Award Committee
Granville OH 43023-1410
Peter C. Rollins Award for the Best Documentary Film
Peter Rollins worked for many years in the nexus between Popular Culture, film, and history. Documentaries in Popular and American Culture produced within the past three years may be submitted.
Electronic Reference Site Award
This award recognizes the growth and importance of new academic formats. Submissions produced within the last three years will be considered.
Northern Kentucky University