Comics Studies Society 2018 Award & Prize Winners

The Comics Studies Society is pleased to announce the winners of its 2018 Awards and Prizes. The CSS Prizes recognize outstanding contributions to the study of comics art. Nominees should draw on original research, advance existing scholarship where relevant, and reflect the highest standards of rigor and professionalism. 
2018 prize-winners will be publicly recognized at the CSS’s next conference, to be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, July 25-27, 2019. 

2018 Hillary Chute Award for Best Graduate Student Conference 

Isabelle Martin(University of Illinois at Chicago)
“‘The Weight of Their Past’: Reconstructing Memory and History through Reproduced Photographs in Thi Bui’s Graphic Novel The Best We Could Do,” presented at the Comics Arts Conference, San Diego, July 2018.

2018 Gilbert Seldes Prize for Public Scholarship

Osvaldo Oyola (New York University)

  • “Guess Who’s Coming Home for the Holidays: Intergenerational Conflict in Bitch Planet,” The Middle Spaces, Dec. 11, 2018
  • “‘I AM (not) FROM BEYOND!’: Situating Scholarship & the Writing ‘I’”, The Middle Spaces, Dec. 25, 2018 
  • “YA = Young Avengers: Asserting Maturity on the Threshold of Adulthood,” The Middle Spaces, Oct. 16, 2018, which has been selected for publication in INKS.

2018 CSS Article Prize

André M. Carrington (Drexel University)
“Desiring Blackness: A Queer Orientation to Marvel’s Black Panther, 1998–2016,” American Literature 90.2 (June 2018).
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Honorable Mention:
Nicholas E. Miller (Valdosta State University)
“‘Now That It’s Just Us Girls’: Transmedial Feminisms from Archie to Riverdale,” Feminist Media Histories 4.3 (Summer 2018).

2018 Charles Hatfield Book Prize

Lara Saguisag (College of Staten Island, City University of New York)
Incorrigibles and Innocents: Constructing Childhood and Citizenship in Progressive Era Comics, Rutgers UP, 2018.

Congratulations to all!

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