Archive | November, 2012

UPF Staffing Announcement

Beginning January 1, 2013, Amy Gorelick will be shifting roles within the University Press of Florida’s acquisitions department to serve as a Senior Acquisitions Editor. Gorelick has chosen to step down from her current position as Editor-In-Chief in order to devote more time and energy to something about which she is extremely passionate: actively acquiring […]

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Single Serving Pulp Fiction

Digital Shorts of Gil Brewer’s Finest 1950s Noir Hard-hitting, fast-paced, nail-biting stories are what Gil Brewer (1922-1983) was known for, publishing prolifically in mystery, romance, and pornography. Redheads Die Quickly and Other Stories is the very first collection of Brewer’s exhilarating short fiction. It brings 25 gritty Florida tales, full of Brewer’s signature fixation on crime and lust, to readers as digital shorts, […]

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Why University Presses Matter: Hands-on Education

In addition to supporting the educational missions of our respective universities, presses like ours offer a valuable pre-professional experience to students hoping to enter the publishing industry. Beyond exposing them to a rich world of research, literature, and ideas, internships and work-study arrangements at university presses are mutually beneficial, hands-on learning experiences. As you’ll see […]

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University Press Week Nov. 11 – 17

The University Press of Florida is pleased to be participating in the Association of American University Presses’ (AAUP) first annual University Press Week,  highlighting “the extraordinary work of university presses and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and society.”  As part of these celebrations, The Florida Bookshelf is included in a blog tour hosted […]

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2012 Presidential Election Guest Post: David K. Twigg

The Politics of Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Election 2012 David K. Twigg is director at the Jack D. Gordon Institute of Public Policy and Citizenship Studies at Florida International University and author of The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew. National attention now focuses on a unique and monstrously widespread weather event: former […]

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2012 Presidential Election Guest Post: Edward O. Frantz

A Historian’s Take On the (Protracted) 2012 Presidential Debates Edward O. Frantz is associate professor of history at the University of Indianapolis and the author of  The Door of Hope: Republican Presidents and the First Southern Strategy, 1877-1933. Throughout the entire presidential campaign of 2012, frank policy discussions have been strikingly absent. Exploring our political past […]

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