Call for Nominations: 2017 Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture or American Literature (Deadline 12.31.2017)

2017 Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture or American Culture

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2017 Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular or American Culture published in 2017, The award is sponsored by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. The award will be announced at the 2018 PCA National Conference from 28-31 March 2018 in Indianapolis, IN.

Deadline for submissions is 12/31/2017

This award is for feminist editorial work. Is the editorial rationale for the choices clear? Did the editor(s) structure a book competently, imaginatively, cohesively, innovatively, coherently, and responsibly? Is the edited book a creation or a conglomeration? Is the book an important groundbreaking contribution or is it “follow-up” work? Further information about the criteria is available at

The Awards will also be posted on the PCA/ACA web site:, on other appropriate websites, and in other media forums. Recipients need not be present at the conference to receive an award. Recipients who choose to attend will receive a $500 travel grant.

Submissions and Nominations Procedures: Books published in 2017 are eligible for consideration for this year’s award. Books may be nominated by publishers or authors & editors of books.

Please send one copy of each nominated book(s) to each of the Award Committee members below:


Susan Koppelman, Ph.D.

4375 E. Coronado Ridge Lane

Tucson, Arizona 85739

send questions to

Reverend Dr. Virginia Bemis

722 King Ridge Drive

Ashland, Ohio 44805

Professor Barry Mehler

Department of History

Caryn Mehler

(one copy to this address for both judges)

216 Rust

Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Professor Cari M. Carpenter

Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies

West Virginia University

637 Madigan Ave.

Morgantown, West Virginia 26501

Recent Award Winners

  1. Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionariesco-edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter and Vicki Noble. Teneo Press, Amherst, New York. and The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Campaign for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891 co-edited by Cari M. Carpenter and Carolyn Sorisio.  University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London.
  1. Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews ed. Sarah Lightman, McFarland.
  1. Women and the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics eds. Justin S. Vaughn and Lilly J. Goren, University of Kentucky.
  1. Contested Images: Women of Color in Popular Culture.Edited by Alma Garcia. Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press.
  1. Treacherous Texts: U. S. Suffrage Literature, 1846-1946. Edited by Mary Chapman and Angela Mills. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
  2. Black Venus 2010: They Called Her “Hottentot”.Edited by Deborah Willis. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
  1. The Fat Studies Reader. Edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondral Solovay. New York, New York: NYU Press.
  1. Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays.Edited by Laura E. Garcia, Sandra M. Gutierrez, and Felicitas Nuñez. Austin, TX:  University of Texas Press.
  1. After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art.Edited by Eleanor Heartney, Helaine Posner, Nancy Princenthal, and Sue Scott. New York, New York: Prestel Press.

  1. Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Justine Larbalestier. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Earlier award winners include:

Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance by Jayne Ann Krentz, Cecilia Reclaimed: Feminist Perspectives on Gender and Music by Judith Tsou, Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works edited by Susanne K. George, Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues edited by Sandra Harding.

Dr. Susan Koppelman was the first woman to be honored with a life-time achievement award by the American Culture Association Governing Board Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Culture Studies. The Women’s Joint Caucus for the American & Popular Culture Associations established the annual Susan Koppelman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture in her honor. The first award was announced in 1985.

Susan Koppelman is a feminist literary historian and is the editor of ten ground-breaking critical collections of U. S. women’s short stories. In 1972, she edited the first anthology of feminist literary criticism, Images of Women in Fiction: Feminist Perspectives. In 1967 she taught one of the first Women’s Studies courses in the USA.