2016 Award Winners

2016 PCA/ACA Awards

Ray & Pat Browne Awards

Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors

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


Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection

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

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


John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer

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

Brian TavesHollywood 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

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


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

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

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


Peter C. Rollins Documentary Award:

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


Journal of American Culture

William M. Jones Award

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

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

Carl Bode Award

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

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

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

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


Russel B. Nye Award

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

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