Archive | February, 2015

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors! . Russell K. Skowronek has received the 2015 California Mission Studies Association Norman Neuerburg Award, given in recognition of outstanding contributions towards the study and preservation of California’s missions, presidios, pueblos, and ranchos. Skowronek’s recent work, Ceramic Production in Early Hispanic California, […]

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The Geopoetics of Modernism

Now available! The Geopoetics of Modernism by Rebecca Walsh “Takes an exciting new approach by reading modernism alongside geographical theorists as well as periodicals such as National Geographic.”—Andrew Thacker, coeditor of Geographies of Modernism “Walsh tells a clear, compelling, and convincing story about geography’s role in shaping experimental poetry.”—Marsha Bryant, author of Women’s Poetry and […]

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Happy National Anthropology Day!

We’re wishing all of the anthropologists and anthropology enthusiasts out there a Happy National Anthropology Day! In celebration, we’re discounting our recent and bestselling anthropology titles up to 60%. Check out all of the discounted titles at and use code ANTH15 at checkout for one week only. Praise for Recent Anthropology Titles Negotiated Settlements: Andean […]

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New novel launches partnership between Panhandler Books and University Press of Florida

Jason Ockert, author of multiple short story collections, releases his debut novel Wasp Box this February.  The novel is the first publication from Panhandler Books, a new series launched this spring by Panhandler Magazine and the Department of English and World Languages at the University of West Florida. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, Panhandler […]

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Florida Book Award Winners

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. The more than 200 submissions for the 2014 awards were selected by juries of three members. We are pleased to announce our six award-winning titles. . […]

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Africa in Florida – Now in Paperback

In celebration of Black History Month, Africa in Florida and other titles are discounted. Use code BHM15 to take advantage of the sale. Filled with vibrant images of African beadwork, posters, drums, clothing, maps, and Seminoles, Africa in Florida: Five Hundred Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State offers readers a glimpse into the culture that has influenced not […]

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Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Today we are proud to publish Nathalie Dessens’ Creole City: A Chronicle of Early New American New Orleans. Modern New Orleans is known as a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, symbolizing progress, adventure, and culture. Exploring previously neglected aspects of this city’s early nineteenth-century history, Nathalie Dessens opens a window onto antebellum New Orleans during a period of rapid expansion […]

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January Review Roundup: Kicking off the New Year

One month’s already gone from the new year, but not without some amazing reviews for our authors! The books our authors have worked so hard on have been in the news over 50 times in just a few weeks. We’ve highlighted just a few of those reviews below so that you can help us celebrate their […]

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Origins of the Dream

Though long suspected by some, the link between Langston Hughes’s poetry and Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches is conclusively revealed for the first time in Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric, by Langston Hughes expert W. Jason Miller. We are excited to announce the publication of this book today. Are you in […]

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