Jack Rosenbalm Prize for Scholarship in American Humor
Awarded tor the best article on American humor by a pre-tenure scholar, graduate student, adjunct professor, or independent scholar published in (or accepted for publication in) a peer-reviewed academic journal or book. Articles published in 2014 are eligible for the inaugural award. Please submit by 1/3/2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles will be judged by a committee of three scholars appointed by the AHSA Board. The winner and two runners up will be notified by the end of March 2015. Articles will be judged by blind peer review.
Applicants are invited to submit an electronic copy (in .doc, .docx, or .pdf form) of their articles together with our the attached registration form to the committee’s chair: chair name and email.
All copies should be formatted for blind review and thus without identifying references or title. Applicants do not need to be members of the AHSA to submit.
Prize: $100; one-year membership in the AHSA; paid conference registration for 2014 AHSA conference in New Orleans
Winner will receive a letter written by the selection committee on the prize and the reasons the article was selected.
Bruce Michelson, President AHSA
Regina Barreca, Professor of English–University of Connecticut
Larry Howe, Professor of English & Chair, Department of Literature and Languages–Roosevelt University
On behalf of the Selection Committee for the Jack R. Rosenbalm Essay Prize offered by the American Humor Studies Association, we are pleased to announce the selection of Ina Seethaler’s essay, “Big Bad Chinese Mama: How Internet Humor Subverts Stereotypes about Asian American Women,” which the was the unanimous choice of the committee, with special praise for its clarity, originality, and insight.
Jack Rosenbalm Essay Prize Registration Form
Please fill out this form completely, save it in a file named with your name, followed by AHSA Prize 2013 and send it with the electronic version your article by email to email@example.com. This form and the article should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf form.
Select one: [ ] Graduate Student [ ] Independent Scholar [ ] Assistant Professor
[ ] Adjunct, or other non-tenured scholar
Institutional affiliation: _________________________________________________________
Title of article: ________________________________________________________________
Journal title: __________________________________________________________________
Volume: _____________ Issue: _____________ Date of publication: _____________________
Accepted for (date of publication): ________________________________________________
NOTE: If not yet published, please include a copy of the acceptance letter verifying that it will have a 2013 journal publication date (even if the actual edition will not appear until 2014).