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Scott Poole, Monsters win 2012 John G. Cawelti award from PCA/ACA

February 28th, 2012 by admin

Congratulations are in order for one W. Scott Poole, who was recently announced as this year's recipient of the John G. Cawelti award for best textbook/primer from the Popular Culture and American Culture associations. Scott will be presented with the award at the PCA/ACA annual meeting in Boston this April.

Scott blogs and posts all recent news (and events) at monstersinamerica.com.

Poole's Monsters earns Rondo Award nomination

February 16th, 2012 by admin

Rondo awardsWe've just been given word that Scott Poole's Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting was nominated for a Rondo Award.

What's a Rondo Award, you ask? According to RondoAward.com, "The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards were created by David Colton and Kerry Gammill at the Classic Horror Film Boards in 2002. The awards are fan-based, and have no connection to any commercial sponsor. Anyone in fandom can vote or propose nominees.

"Votes for the TENTH Annual awards, for work appearing in 2011, began on Feb. 23, 2012 and will continue through Sunday at midnight, April 1, 2012. Winners will be announced here and on the CHFB on April 3, 2012."

If you think the book is worthy, click the creep head trophies to the left, and, if you haven't gotten your copy of Monsters in America, consider the Kindle edition!

Three Baylor University Press books receive Outstanding Academic Title honors

January 3rd, 2012 by admin

On New Year's Day, three of our 2011 books were awarded the honor of Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. The books are

Aunting: Cultural Practices that Sustaing Family and Community Life by Laura Ellingson and Patricia Sotirin

Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought by Scott Yenor

The Friends We Keep: Unleashing Christianity's Compassion for Animals by Laura Hobgood-Oster

These were chosen from among more than 7,000 individual titles and are part of a superior list of books reviewed by in Choice this past year. For more information on each book, click the individual covers below.

For more information on the Outstanding Academic Titles award and to view a full list of the books chosen, visit the Choice website by click here.

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