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An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste

Now available! An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste by Catherine M. Jones Delve into the stories and rhythms of the Old French chansons de geste, or “songs of heroic ...

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Bob Kealing’s Tupperware Unsealed Acquired by Sony Pictures

Congratulations to Bob Kealing, author of Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers. According to the Hollywood Reporter late Friday evening, Sony Pictures outbid Warner Bros. ...

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Volume 9 of The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne

The Miscellaneous Writings and Sterne’s Subscribers, an Identification List: Volume 9 of The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne Edited by Melvyn New and W. B. Gerard We ...

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An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste

Now available! An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste by Catherine M. Jones Delve into the stories and rhythms of the Old French chansons de geste, or “songs of heroic deeds”—one of the most important traditions of the French Middle Ages. These tremendously popular songs were based on French history but often embellished in fantastical […]

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Bob Kealing’s Tupperware Unsealed Acquired by Sony Pictures

Congratulations to Bob Kealing, author of Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers. According to the Hollywood Reporter late Friday evening, Sony Pictures outbid Warner Bros. and Paramount to acquire the rights to Kealing’s book. The movie will be directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and will star Sandra Bullock in […]

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Volume 9 of The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne

The Miscellaneous Writings and Sterne’s Subscribers, an Identification List: Volume 9 of The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne Edited by Melvyn New and W. B. Gerard We are proud to present the ninth and final volume of our acclaimed edition of the works of Laurence Sterne, a forty-year project that covers the […]

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The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World

The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937–1955 by Lindsey R. Swindall Left-leaning African Americans united in the American South in the late 1930s to fight back against racism and the oppression of workers in America and around the world. The cloud of suspicion and repression of the McCarthy […]

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June Review Roundup: Soccer, Speeches, Sightseeing!

Follow the adventures of our expert authors and find some great book recommendations here in our June Review Roundup! We’re excited to present highlights from this past month’s news and reviews. Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America by Joshua H. Nadel Are you loving the World Cup? Find out how Brazil perfected the game that began as an English invention—and, in turn, […]

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UPF Books and Authors Win Seven Awards

We’re proud to announce recent award-winning books and authors from the University Press of Florida. Henry Knight’s Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929, winner of a gold medal in the Florida Book Awards, is now also co-winner of the British Association for American Studies Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize. […]

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A Year of Book Fairs and Shows

This past fall and spring, our authors and staff traveled across the United States and Canada to show off UPF books! Take a look at what we’ve been up to with these snapshots from book fairs and conferences. We kicked off the year at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance in New Orleans in September.   […]

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Creole Renegades

Now available! Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora by Bénédicte Boisseron Sell-outs. Opportunists. Traitors. Exiled Caribbean writers—this book looks at Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, V. S. Naipaul, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferriére, and more—are often viewed by their home islands as disloyal to their origins. At the same time, their works […]

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State of Defiance

NEW! State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee’s Assault on Civil Liberties by Judith G. Poucher The Johns Committee, a product of the red scare in Florida, grabbed headlines and destroyed lives. Led by state Senator Charley Johns, this group was formed in 1956 to unearth communist tendencies, homosexual persuasions, and anything they saw as subversive […]

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The Fall/Winter 2014 catalog is now available

Our Fall/Winter 2014 catalog is now available and we have some spectacular (and delicious!) books for the season. The chameleon on the cover is from Mac Stone’s Everglades, an awe-inspiring collection of photographs showcasing the River of Grass. Other notable titles include The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook; a guide to craft beer in the Sunshine State; […]

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