From the Vault: Press Awards from 2009-2013

by Mikala Carpenter on August 26, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press.

This is the second of two posts featuring recent award-winning titles from the UM Press.

The Association for Asian Studies James P. Palais Book Prize for books in Korean studies was awarded to Suk-Young Kim’s Illusive Utopia: Theater, Film and Everyday Performance in North Korea in 2013.

Nancy Goldstein’s Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist was placed on the American Library Association’s Booklist Top 10 Black History Nonfiction of the Year in 2009.

Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill’s LGBT Youth in America’s Schools was placed on the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow List, for LGBT books for adult readers, in 2013 by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association.

The American Musicological Society’s Music in American Culture Award, for the book with exceptional merit that illuminates some aspect of American music and its rich cultural context, was awarded to Albin J. Zak III’s I Don’t Sing Like Nobody in 2011.

The American Political Science Association’s Ralph J. Bunche Award, for the best scholarly work on ethnic and cultural pluralism, was awarded to Julie Novkov’s Racial Union: Law, Intamicy, and the White State in Alabama, 1865-1954 in 2009.

The Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association’s Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize, for the best book in legislative studies, was awarded to Lynda W. Powell’s Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures: The Effects of Institutions and Politics in 2013.

The American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Award, for the best book on women and politics in the United States, was awarded to S. Laurel Weldon’s When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups in 2012.

The Israel-Numismatic Society Tel-Aviv Branch’s Arie Kindler Prize was awarded to David M. Schaps’s Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece in 2009.

The Association of Recorded Sound Collections Certificate of Merit was awarded to Jeffrey S. McMillan’s Delightfulee: The Life and Music of Lee Morgan in 2009 and Albin J. Zack III’s I Don’t Sound Like Nobody in 2011.

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Kulzcycki Book Prize in Polish Studies, for the best book in any discipline on any aspect of Polish affairs, was awarded to James E. Bjork’s Neither German nor Pole: Catholicism and National Indifference in a Central European Borderland in 2010.

Karen Laura Thornber’s Ecoambiguity: Environmental Crises and East Asian Literatures was an honorable mention for the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Book Prize for Ecocriticism in 2013.

The American Society for Theatre Research Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History was awarded to Judith Pascoe’s Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice in 2012.

The American Society for Theatre Research Errol Hill Award, for outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies, was awarded to Harvey Young’s Embodying Black Experience: Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body in 2011.

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education Outstanding Book Award, for works on theatre practice, pedagogy, arts, and performance, was awarded to Judith Pascoe’s Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice in 2012; Angela C. Pao’s No Safe Spaces: Re-casting Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in American Theater in 2011; and Sara Warner’s Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure in 2013.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award, for an outstanding work in the field of composition and rhetoric, was awarded to Margaret Price’s Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life in 2013.

The Choice Outstanding Academic Title has been awarded to multiple Press titles, most recently Nina Berman’s German Literature on the Middle East: Discourses and Practises, 1000-1989; Eric H. Cline and David O’Connor’s Ramesses III; Mark W. Van Wienen’s American Socialist Triptych: The Literary-Political Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, and W.E.B. duBois; Christopher Bigsby’s Arthur Miller: 1962-2005; JoEllen McNergney Vinyard’s Right in Michigan’s Grassroots: From the KKK to the Michigan Militia; Steve Savage’s Bytes and Backbeats: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age. All of these titles were awarded in 2012.

Cornell University’s George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism was awarded to Jonathan Kalb’s Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater in 2012.

The Greek Ministry for Culture National Translation Prize was awarded to C.P. Cavafy’s Selected Prose Works, as translated and annotated by Peter Jeffreys, in 2011.

The Historical Society of Michigan’s State History Award, for outstanding contributions to the appreciation and understanding of Michigan history, was awarded to several Press titles in the university and commercial press publications category, including Sara Fitzgerald’s Elly Peterson: “Mother” of Moderates in 2012; Don Faber’s Toledo War: The First Michigan-Ohio Rivalry in 2009; and Blaine Pardoe’s Lost Eagles: One Man’s Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars in 2011.

The Independent Publishers Book Awards was awarded to Sara Fitzgerald’s Elly Peterson: “Mother” of Moderates in 2012 in the Great Lakes best regional fiction category.

The International Political Sociology Section of the International Studies Association’s Book Award, for outstanding contributions to international political sociology through theoretical development and/or empirical analysis, was awarded to Iver B. Neumann and Ole Jacob Sending’s Governing the Global Polity: Practice, Mentality, Rationality in 2012.

New York University’s Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater was awarded to David Savran’s Highbrow/Lowdown: Theater, Jazz, and the Making of the New Middle Class in 2010. Other Press titles that were honorable mentions for the same award were Kimberly Jannarone’s Artaud and His Doubles and Judith Pascoe’s Sarah Siddons Audio Files: Romanticism and the Lost Voice in 2012.


The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music Kurt Weill Article Prize
, for outstanding published scholarship in musical theater, was awarded to David Savran’s Highbrow/Lowdown: Theater, Jazz, and the Making of the New Middle Class in 2010 for the chapter “Fascinating Rhythm.”

The Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Drama was awarded to Peggy Shaw’s A Menopausal Gentleman: The Solo Performances of Peggy Shaw, as edited by Jill Dolan, in 2012 and to David Greenspan’s The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan, as edited by Marc Robinson, in 2013.

The Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies was awarded to Ramón H. Rivera-Servera’s Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics in 2013.

The Library of Michigan’s Michigan Notable Book Award was awarded, most recently, to William Rapai’s The Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It and Don Faber’s The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics in 2013.

The Midwest Independent Publishers Award, which recognizes creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and the book’s unique contribution to its subject area, was awarded to Tamarack Song and Moses (Amik) Beaver’s Whispers of the Ancients: Native Tales for Teaching and Healing in Our Time in 2011 in the categories of social studies, illustration, and coffee table books.

The Mom’s Choice Awards silver medal in the special needs and exceptional needs parenting category was awarded to Annie Lubliner Lehmann’s Accidental Teacher: Life Lessons from My Silent Son in 2009.

The Nautilus Book Award, for print books that inspire and connect individuals, communities, and global citizens, was awarded to Tamarack Song and Moses (Amik) Beaver’s Whispers of the Ancients: Native Tales for Teaching and Healing in Our Time in 2011 in the multicultural and indigenous category.

The Feminist and Women Studies Division of the National Communication Association’s Bonnie Ritter Award, for feminist/women studies in communication, was awarded to Emily Chivers Yochim’s Skate Life: Re-Imagining White Masculinity in 2010.  

The National Communication Association’s Lilla A. Heston Award, for outstanding scholarship in interpretation and performance studies, was awarded to Harvey Young’s Embodying Black Experience: Stillness, Critical Memory, and the Black Body in 2011.

The Theater Library Association’s George Freedley Memorial Award, for an honorable work on a subject related to live performance, was awarded to Jonathan Kalb’s Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater in 2012.

The University Association for Contemporary European Studies Best Book Prize, for a book that has made a substantial and original contribution to contemporary European studies, was awarded to Mai’a K. Davis Cross’s Security Integration in Europe: How Knowledge-based Networks Are Transforming the European Union in 2012.

The Working Class Studies Association’s Tillie Olsen Award, for the best new creative writing work in working class studies, was awarded to John Marsh’s You Work Tomorrow: An Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929-41 in 2009.

 

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