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Rollins Book Award

Rollins Book Award Winner 2017

Through this award, we honor Peter C. Rollins, for whom the prize is named, and his contributions to the field of film and history and his service to the Southwest Popular and American Culture Association. At the same time, we recognize leaders of emergent trends and innovative scholarship in the fields of popular and American culture.

The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association is honored to present Julie Lee with the 2017 Peter C. Rollins Book Award for Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals, published in 2015 by the University of Minnesota Press.

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The Southwest Popular and American Culture Association is grateful to our panel of judges, Dr. Hugh Foley, Dr. Robert G. Weiner, and Dr. Alison Macor, for their thoughtful evaluation of the many excellent volumes submitted for consideration.

Submissions for the 2018 Rollins Book Award will open on August 1, 2017.

Past Winners:

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2016: Film/Television

K.J. Donnelly
Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks
Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

2016Rollins_Schaefer_AmandasBlessings2

2016: Popular Culture

Stacy B. Schaefer
Amada’s Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of  South Texas
University of New Mexico Press, 2015

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2016: Honorable Mention

Stefan Banz
Eilshemius: Peer of Poet-Painters
JRP/Ringier, 2015

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2015: Film/Television

Giorgio Bertellini, ed.
Italian Silent Cinema: A Reader
John Libbey Publishing, 2013

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2015: Popular Culture

Gary S. Cross & Robert N. Proctor
Packaged Pleasures: How Technology and Marketing Revolutionized Desire
University of Chicago Press, 2014

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2015: Sequential Art/Comics and Animation Studies

Katherine Roeder
Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay
University Press of Mississippi, 2014

HipHopOnFilm_Monteyne2014: Film/Television

Kimberley Monteyne
Hip Hop on Film: Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s
University Press of Mississippi

Women&WhiteHouse_Vaughn&Goren-web2014: Popular Culture

Justin S. Vaughn and Lilly J. Goren
Women and the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics
University Press of Kentucky

CrockettJohnson&RuthKrauss_Nel-web2014: Sequential Art/Comics and Animation Studies

Philip Nel
Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature
University Press of Mississippi

indie-inc-20132013: Film/Television

Alissa Perren
Indie, Inc.: Miramax and the Transformation of Hollywood in the 1990s
U of Texas P, 2012

steaming-20132013: Popular Culture

Julie Anne Taddeo and Cynthia J. Miller
Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology
Scarecrow P, 2012

Criticial-approaches-20132013: Sequential Art/Comics and Animation Studies

Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan
Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods
Routledge, 2011

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Øyvind Vågnes
Zaprudered: The Kennedy Assassination Film in Visual Culture
U of Texas P, 2011

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Alison Macor
Chainsaws, Slackers, and Spy Kids: 30 Years of Filmmaking in Austin, Texas
U of Texas P, 2010

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Jeet Heer and Kent Worchester, eds.
A Comics Studies Reader
UP of Mississippi, 2009

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Adilifu Nama
Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film
U of Texas P, 2008

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Katie Mills
The Road Story and the Rebel: Moving Through Film, Fiction, and Television
Southern Illinois UP, 2006

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M. Elise Marubbio
Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film
UP of Kentucky, 2006

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Wheeler Winston Dixon
Lost in the Fifties: Recovering Phantom Hollywood
Southern Illinois UP, 2005