Justine Larbalestier to receive the Popular Cultural Association's Susan Koppelman Award.
Wesleyan University Press
Date: 28 March 2007 /
Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century, edited by Justine Larbalestier is the 2007 recipient of the Popular Cultural Association's Susan Koppelman Award for edited feminist books in American or Popular Cultural studies. The award is given for best anthology, multi-authored, or edited book in feminist studies in popular culture. The award ceremony will take place at the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, April 4-7, 2007, in Boston.
Susan Koppelman was the first woman to receive the American Culture Association Governing Board Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Culture Studies. She was honored by the Women's Joint Caucus for the American and Popular Culture Associations by the establishment of the annual Susan Koppelman Award for edited feminist books in American or Popular Culture studies for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture. The first award was announced in 1985. Susan Koppelman is a feminist literary historian who has focused on the study of U.S. women's short stories. She is the editor of ground-breaking critical collections of American women's short stories and also edited the first anthology of feminist literary criticism. Her books include: Images of Women in Fiction: Feminist Perspectives (1973); Old Maids: Short Stories by 19th Century W. S. Women Writers, ed. (1984); Two Friends and Other Nineteenth Century American Lesbian Stories by American Women Writers, ed. (1994); and The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe: And Other Stories of Women and Fatness (2003).
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