Brigman Award Winner
“Forged in Love and Death: Problematic Subjects in The Vampire Diaries” by Mary Bridgeman
“The Sand/wo/man: The Unstable Worlds of Gender in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Series” by Ally Brisbin and Paul Booth
“Camping with Bigfoot: Sasquatch and the Varieties of Middle-Class Resistance to Consumer Culture in late Twentieth-Century North America” by Joshua Blu Buhs
“Broadcasting Diversity: Alan Lomax and Multiculturalism” by Rachel C. Donaldson
“The White Savior and his Junior Partner: The Lone Ranger and Tonto on Cold War Television (1949-1957)” by Michael Ray Fitzgerald
“Cowboys of the High Seas: Representations of Working-Class Masculinity on Deadliest Catch” by Lisa A. Kirby
“Hansberry’s Hidden Transcript” by Lisbeth Lipari
“The Monomyth in Star Trek (2009): Kirk & Spock Together Again for the First Time” by Donald Palumbo
“Rakim, Ice Cube then Watch the Throne: Engaged Visibility through Identity Orchestration and the Language of Hip-Hop Narratives” by David Wall Rice
“Don’t It Make My Black Face Blue: Race, Avatars, Albescence, and the Transnational Imaginary” by John G. Russell
Milestone, Katie and Anneke Meyer. Gender & Popular Culture. Malden, MA: Polity, 2012. Reviewed by Heather McIntosh.
Tresca, Michael J. The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2011. Reviewed by Christopher T. Conner.
Brundage, W. Fitzhugh, Ed. Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. Reviewed by Jennifer Forsberg.
Paoletti, Jo B. Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2012. Reviewed by Tanfer Emin Tunc.
Edgerton, Gary R., Ed. Mad Men: Dream Come True TV. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. Reviewed by Gretchen Dietz.
Strong, Catherine. Grunge: Music and Memory. London: Ashgate Publishing, 2011. Reviewed by Hilarie Ashton.
Jess-Cooke, Carolyn. Film Sequels: Theory and Practice from Hollywood to Bollywood. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009, 2012. Reviewed by Anthony Metivier.
Negra, Diane, Ed. Old and New Media After Katrina. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Reviewed by Kimberly Springer.
Hay, Simon. A History of the Modern British Ghost Story. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Reviewed by Taryn Norman.