Book Awards

MPCA/ACA Book Awards

2017 marks our third year of the book awards to be presented at The Midwest Popular Culture/Midwest American Culture annual conference in Chicago, IL.

Procedures

Entries are due by June 30th of the year in which works are to be considered for the award. The Executive Secretary, elected by the Executive Council of MPCA/ACA, oversees the committees that select the winners. Recipients and publishers will be notified before the conference where the awards are presented. Recipients need not be present to receive the award.

Awards Criteria

Book award submissions will be judged on:

1) quality of research and scholarship
2) originality
3) contribution to popular and/or American studies scholarship

 

The award for BEST SINGLE WORK BY ONE OR MORE AUTHORS:

Purpose: To recognize the most notable, newly published, English-language monograph in the field of popular and/or American culture study.

Eligibility: The Best Single work by one or more authors in Popular and American Culture must have been published in the previous two years (e.g., the 2017 prize will be given to a book published in 2015 or 2016). Second editions of monographs, edited collections, and textbooks are not eligible.

Application Process: Nominations, including self-nominations and nominations by presses, are made by sending four copies of the book to the Executive Secretary of MPCA/ACA. Applicants may submit only one title during an application cycle.

Application Deadline: postmarked by June 30, 2017

Send Application To:

Kathleen Turner
Executive Secretary, MPCA/ACA
1404 W. Main St.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

 

The award for BEST EDITED COLLECTION:

Purpose: To recognize the most notable, newly published English-language edited collection in the field of popular and/or American culture study.

Eligibility: The collection must have been published in the previous two years (e.g., the 2017 prize will be given to a book published in 2015 or 2016). Second editions or subsequent editions are not eligible.

Application Process: Nominations, including self-nominations and nominations by presses, are made by sending four copies of the book to the Executive Secretary of MPCA/ACA. Applicants may submit only one title during an application cycle.

Application Deadline: postmarked by June 30, 2017

Send Application To:

Kathleen Turner
Executive Secretary, MPCA/ACA
1404 W. Main St.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Any questions regarding awards should be directed to Kathleen Turner, Executive Secretary executivesecretary@mpcaaca.org