The Pacific Coast Philology Outstanding Article Award was established in 2017 to celebrate the most innovative, enlightening, and engaging peer-reviewed essays published in PAMLA’s Pacific Coast Philology journal. The award is PAMLA’s way of acknowledging the impressive quality of scholarship published in our journal. We encourage all PAMLA members (and non-members) to submit to our Pacific Coast Philology today!
The annual selection process for the award is lead by PAMLA’s Assistant Director and/or Executive Director, and includes a judging committee made up of PAMLA members from different disciplines. The committee discusses and deliberates on the merits of the eligible works, and by the end of each year decides on one or two winners.
Congratulations to our Pacific Coast Philology Outstanding Article Award winners (some of these essays are open access to all, thanks to Penn State University Press):
- 2021: Stanley Orr, “Taft’s Chair, Serra Cross, and Other Props: Mission Revival Hospitality Pageants with Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, 1899-1909”
- 2021: Steven Gould Axelrod, “Gingsberg’s Brinksmanship”
- 2020: Leila Silvana May, “All the Reflected Light We Cannot See: (Ghastly) Mirror Imagery in Victorian Fiction”
- 2020 Honorable Mention: Chloe Allmand, “‘Boy, Girl, You Are a Sword’: Male Viewer to Female Character Cross-Gender Identification in Game of Thrones”
- 2019: Kathryn Stevenson, “‘Felons, Not Families’: U.S. Immigration Policies and the Construction of an American Underclass”
- 2019: Jeremiah B. Axelrod, “Mutiny on the Sofa: Historical Patterns of Patriarchy and Family Structure in American Science Fiction, 1945–2018”
- 2018: Alix Mazuet, “The French Revolution and the Dismantlement of the Old Regime’s Private Libraries” (preview)