THE RUSSEL NYE AWARD SPONSORED BY THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE
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The Nye Award is named for Russel B. Nye, one of the pioneers in popular culture studies. This award is a $500 cash prize offered to the author of the best article published in The Journal of Popular Culture during 2005. All authors who have had articles appear in the journal during this time frame are automatically considered for the award. The contest is judged by a special committee made up of Popular Culture Association members, and the winner is announced each year at its national conference.
The Journal of Popular Culture
STYLE SHEET All contributions to The Journal of Popular Culture will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board or other reviewer for comment. Manuscripts must not be previously published, nor should they be submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by The Journal of Popular Culture's editorial board or outside readers.
Manuscripts should be sent to Gary Hoppenstand, Editor, The Journal of Popular Culture, Department of American Thought and Language, Michigan State University, 235 Bessey Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824. E-mail: email@example.com.
Authors must submit three hard copies of the article and an electronic copy on disk in MS Word. A single title page must accompany one of the hard copies, containing complete contact information (address, phone number, e- mail address). On the first page of each of the three copies of the article, only include the article's title, being sure not to include the author's name. The JPC will be instituting a triple "blind review" process, meaning that a copy of the article will be sent to one of three reviewers. The author's name will not be revealed to the reviewer.
Essays should be written in clear U.S. English in the active voice and third person, in a style accessible to the broadest possible audience. Authors should be sensitive to the social implications of language and choose wording free of discriminatory or sexist overtones.
For documentation, The Journal of Popular Culture follows the Modern Language Association style, as articulated by Joseph Gibaldi and Walter S. Achtert in the paperback MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th ed. (New York: MLA, 1999), and in The MLA Style Manual, 2nd ed. (New York: MLA, 1998). This style calls for a Works Cited list, with parenthetical author/page references in the text. This approach reduces the number of notes, which provide further references or explanation.
For punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, and other matters of style, The Journal of Popular Culture follows the MLA Handbook and the MLA Style Manual, supplemented as necessary by The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993).
It is essential for authors to check, correct, and bring manuscripts up to date before final submission. Authors should verify facts, names of people, places, and dates, and double-check all direct quotations and entries in the Works Cited list.
Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication must subscribe to The Journal of Popular Culture for at least one year at the time of acceptance. Subscription includes membership in the Popular Culture Association.
Book review inquiries should be sent directly to the Book Review Editor, Peter C. Holloran at Worcester State College, Department of History, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before final submission, the author will be responsible for obtaining letters of permission for illustrations and for quotations, which go beyond "fair use," as defined by current copyright law.
2004 Russell Nye Award Winners
June Deery, author of "TV.com: Participatory Viewing on the Web" which appeared in the November 2003 issue and the second is Andrew Suozzo, author of "The Chicago Marathon and Urban Renaissance," which appeared in the Summer 2002 issue. Both authors will receive a cash prize of $500.
The winner of the JPC Award is Rachel Leah Jablon, author of the article "Witnessing as Shivab: Memoir as Yizkor: The Formulation of Holocaust Survivor Literature as Gemilut Khasadiam." She will receive a cash prize of $500, and her article will be featured in a future issue of The Journal of Popular Culture.
Gary Hoppenstand, Editor The Journal of Popular Culture