Professor Receives Popular Culture Association’s Top Awards
For his lifetime of service to the field of popular culture, Gary Hoppenstand, Professor of Film Studies and 20th-Century Literature in MSU’s Department of English, has won the Popular Culture Association’s (PCA) Presidential Award. He also is the 2021-2022 recipient of the Lynn Bartholome Eminent Scholar Award and will deliver the Bartholome Lecture, “The Story of Popular Culture as Story,” as part of the 2022 PCA National Conference, which will be held virtually April 13-16.
A leading national and international expert in the theoretical study of popular literature and entertainment media culture, Hoppenstand’s research spans across genre and narrative studies in popular fiction, graphic novels, film, and television. This research has led him to publish 24 books, including nine scholarly reprint editions of classic novels for Signet Classics and Penguin Classics and more than 60 scholarly articles on topics ranging across popular culture studies, literary studies, and media studies. His last book, Perilous Escapades: Dimensions of Popular Adventure Fiction, published in 2018, features an anthology of his essays on classic adventure literature.
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