Rollins Book Award for Cultural/Historical Representations in Film, TV, and Visual Media (12/1/12)

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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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The Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2013 Peter C. Rollins Book Award. This award recognizes contributions to the study of popular and/or American culture and, in particular, works analyzing cultural and historical representations in film, television, and/or other visual media. Volumes receiving this award are distinguished by their methodology and research; monographs, reference works, and anthologies are all eligible. For the first time this year, volumes published in electronic formats are also eligible. We invite publishers, authors, and editors to submit any appropriate publications of exceptional quality published during 2011 or 2012.

The Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association is one of the leading academic associations dedicated to the study of popular and American culture; our annual meeting, at which each year's winner is honored, is one of the largest such meetings in the world. Dr. Peter C. Rollins, for whom the award is named, is one of the association's founders and most valued members; in addition, he is a highly-regarded and well-known scholar of popular and American culture. Over a period of thirty years, he helped both junior and senior scholars as Associate Editor of The Journal of Popular Culture and The Journal of American Culture, and as Editor-in-Chief of Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies ( In addition, Dr. Rollins' book publications distinguish him among scholars. For example, his most recent publication America Reflected: Language, Satire, Film, And the National Mind (New Academia; 2010) provides the reader with a seasoned guide exploring the vagaries of American popular culture. Further, he has edited or co-edited a number of notable volumes, such as The Columbia Companion to American History and Film (Columbia UP, 2004) and Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History (UP of Kentucky, 2008). In his edited volumes, Dr. Rollins showcased the work of many individuals, highlighting his dedication to expanding the scholarly study of film and television.

Submission guidelines:

Monographs (single or multiple author), anthologies, and reference books published in 2011 or 2012 are eligible

More than one title per author may be submitted for consideration

Submissions must be in English; translations from another language of first publication are acceptable

Six copies of each title must be submitted; mail print submissions as detailed below; contact Tamy Burnett ( to arrange submission of electronic volumes

Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2012

Direct Book Shipments to the following:

If shipping by USPS send to:

Ken Dvorak, PhD

Coordinator, Peter C. Rollins Book Award Committee

PO Box 743

Alcalde, NM 87511

If shipping by FED EX or UPS send to:

Ken Dvorak, PhD

Coordinator, Peter C. Rollins Book Award Committee

37 Rio Arriba County Road 38

Alcalde NM, 87511

Direct all inquiries and other correspondence to:
Tamy Burnett, PhD
Coordinator Rollins Book Award Committee
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Award recipient(s) will be announced during the SW/TX PCA/ACA Annual Conference, February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Complete annual conference details and additional Rollins Award information can be found at:

We hope you will consider submitting any exceptional titles your press has published this year. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions.

Tamy Burnett, PhD
Public Relations Coordinator
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

We hope to see you at our 34th annual conference February 13-16, 2013 in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico!