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This prize is awarded annually to the “best” book in popular culture studies and/or American culture studies. Preferred consideration will be given to books on the histories and cultures, including popular cultures, of the Southwest and West. The SW/TX PCA/ACA also encourages submission by members of the organization. Prize-winning volumes receiving this award are distinguished by their methodology and research; monographs, reference works, and anthologies are eligible.

Designed to reward genuine research and lucid expression, the award bears the name of Peter C. Rollins, Co-Founder of the organizations. In reference works such The Columbia Companion to American History on Film and anthologies such as Hollywood as Historian, he showcased the work of many members. Over a period of thirty years, he helped both junior and senior scholars to do their best work in his role as Associate Editor of the Journal of Popular Culture and the Journal of American Culture—as well as Editor-in-Chief of Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies (see www.filmandhistory.org).

Prize-winners are announced at the annual SW/TX Conference and presented with a plaque recognizing their achievement and scholarly contributions to the study of popular and American culture.

Winner for 2008

Katie Mills
The Road Story and The Rebel: Moving Through Film, Fiction, and Television (Southern Illinois University Press)

Katie Mills is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English Writing at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She has published essays on the Beat generation and the alternative youth culture in a number of journals and books.

Winner for 2007

M. Elise Marubbio, Augsburg College
Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film. The University Press of Kentucky, 2006

Judges: Drs. Hugh Foley, Delia Gillis, and Scott Zeman

Winner for 2006

Wheeler Winston Dixon (U of Nebraska) for his Lost in the Fifties: Recovering Phantom Hollywood. (Southern Illinois UP, 2005)

James M. Welsh (Salisbury U) for his career-long creativity in literature/film books and journals.

   

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