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Update from the PCA/ACA–May Newsletter

Popular Culture Association  / American Culture Association
 

 May Update

1 May 2013

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SUBJECT: May Update from the PCA/ACA Greetings from the PCA/ACA! Spring has sprung, and though the 2013 conference has just passed, we’re already gearing up for the 2014 meeting in Chicago.  Take a break from your work revising this year’s paper for publishing to think a bit about what you’ll be presenting in the Windy City next year.  And while you’re at it, take a glance through this month’s newsletter.

There’s a lot here, but it’s great stuff, so please take a look.

News in this email:

0. Calls for Papers – Regional conferences and dates1. Summer Writers’ Workshop applications are due 15 May2. Now hiring – two PCA/ACA jobs available

3. 2012 PCA/ACA Award winners – official list

4. Thanks for taking our survey!

 

 

0. Calls for papers for upcoming affiliated PCA conferences:
Can’t wait until next April to do more PCA/ACA work?  We can’t either! Here are some other places to get your conference on:
 

1. Summer Writers’ Workshop Applications now available

Applications now available, due May 15th

PCA/ACA Summer Writers’ Workshop
New York University
16-23 June 2013 

Join PCA/ACA for summer in New York!  Take part in our first writers’ workshop, an intensive weeklong experience where you can begin a new project or develop a work in progress.
For more information, visit the website

 

2. NOW HIRING, TWO PCA/ACA JOBS AVAILABLE  

Applications due 1 June 2013 

Executive Director/ Events

The PCA/ACA invites applications for the position of ED/Events for one 5-year term (July, 2013 to June, 2018). The ED/Events is responsible for all planning of events, including the annual conference, as directed by the Executive Director Oversight Committee, and serves as the PCA/ACA liaison to the hotel during annual PCA/ACA conferences.  She/he coordinates with the Executive Director/Operations (PCA/ACA’s chief financial officer), and submits annual conference financial reports. The ED/Events does not set PCA/ACA policy.

The position is part-time; benefits not included. The stipend is competitive. The contract includes standard 90-day probationary period and contract renewal is subject to annual evaluative reviews. The ED/Events may not serve successive terms. The successful candidate should be experienced in event planning and personnel management of at least a medium-sized academic conference or organization and have a demonstrable commitment to and activity in the PCA/ACA, and be able to work well with people and under pressure.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a statement of purpose, and a current CV. Applications should be submitted electronically to Joy Sperling, President, PCA/ACA (Sperling@denison.edu) by 1 June, 2013.  The PCA/ACA is an EOE employer. Further information is available upon request.
Executive Director/ Operations  

 

The PCA/ACA invites applications for the position of ED/Operations for one 5-year term (July, 2013 to June, 2018. The ED/Operations is the chief financial officer of the PCA/ACA and is responsible for the management and oversight of all PCA/ACA fiscal matters as well as long- and short-term financial planning, investments, and the preparation of an Annual Financial Report, as directed by the PCA/ACA Executive Director Oversight Committee. She/he coordinates with the Executive Director/Events (PCA/ACA’s annual conference management and planning). The ED/Operations does not set PCA/ACA policy.

The position is part-time; benefits not included. The stipend is competitive. The contract includes standard 90-day probationary period and contract renewal is subject to annual evaluative reviews. The ED/Operations may not serve successive terms. The successful candidate should be experienced in financial management, be versed in hotel contract negotiation for and oversight of at least a medium-sized academic body or organization, have a demonstrable commitment to and activity in the PCA/ACA as an officer or board member, and be able to work well with people and under pressure.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a statement of purpose, and a current CV. Applications should be submitted electronically to Joy Sperling, President, PCA/ACA (Sperling@denison.edu) by 1 June, 2013.  The PCA/ACA is an EOE employer. Further information is available upon request.

 

 

3. PCA/ACA Award Winners Congratulations to this year’s award winners!  In case you missed them at the conference, here are our honorees:

Ray and Pat Browne Award Best Single Work:
David Thomson

The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies

Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012

Ray and Pat Browne Award Best Edited Collection:  

Chris York and Rafiel York  

Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946-1962: Essays on Graphic Treatment of Communism, the Code and Social Concerns

McFarland 2012

Ray and Pat Browne Award Best Reference/Primary Source Work:  

Sianne Ngai

Our Aesthetic Categories: zany, cute, interesting 

Harvard University Press 2012
Susan Koppelman Award Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Work in Feminist Studies:  

Alma Garcia

Contested Images: Women of Color in Popular Culture

AltaMira Press 2012

Emily Toth Award Best Single Work in Women’s Studies:
Donna Knaff
Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Women of World War II in American Popular Graphic Art 
University Press of Kansas 2012

 John G. Cawelti Award Best Textbook/Primer:
Timothy D. Taylor
The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture 

The University of Chicago Press 2012

Peter Rollins Film Award Best Documentary:
Jonathan Gayles
White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books 
2012

Russel B. Nye Award Outstanding Article published in The Journal of Popular Culture: 
Julia Mason

Light for Light’s Sake: Thomas Kinkade and the Meaning of Style 2012

 

William E. Brigman Award Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in Popular Culture Presented at the National Conference:
Brian Welesko
“Interstitial Reality: Service Tunnels, Steam Pipes, and Glitches in Constructed Works” 2012

 

Carl Bode AwardOutstanding Article published in The Journal of American Culture: 
Ian Reilly

Satirical Fake News and/as American Political Discourse 2012

William M. Jones Award Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in American Culture Presented at the National Conference:
Christian Elcock
“The Psychedelic Movement Beyond the Sixties: Continuity and Discontinuity”
2012

Electronic Reference Award 2012:

Berg Fashion Library

URL: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/  

Berg Publishers

PCA/ACA Lifetime Service Award:

Felicia Campbell

President’s Award for Exemplary Service:

Trish Cunningham

Joe Hancock, Brendan Riley, Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman, Ro Conforti, and Bruce Drushel.


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