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Up to Maughty London

“Fundamentally alters the received wisdom which tends to award Paris a far more central place in the making of Joyce the modernist.”—John McCourt, author of The Years of Bloom: James Joyce in Trieste 1904–1920 “In readings equally attentive to text, avant-text, and context, this book shows us how many roads in Joyce’s life and work led […]

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Travels on the St. Johns River

“Bringing together descriptions and illustrations of the St. Johns River and its characteristic flora and fauna from the golden age of natural history exploration, this book will be useful to both Bartram scholars and amateur naturalists.”—Timothy Sweet, author of American Georgics: Economy and Environment in American Literature, 1580–1864 “Illustrates the unique sense of place of […]

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This Business of Words

“Readers of Sexton’s poetry have been waiting more than twenty years for a collection of essays like this.”–Dawn M. Skorczewski, author of An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton “An important collection of new critical views. Draws from a range of critics, as well as poets, to assess why Sexton’s work remains […]

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Gender and the Rhetoric of Modernity in Spanish America, 1850–1910

“Whether considering public or private spaces, domesticity, work, or education, this book provides sophisticated readings of a broad range of narratives that illustrate the tensions brought about in discussions of gender and its relation to modernity in Spanish America.”–Fernando Unzueta, author of La imaginación histórica y el romance nacional en Hispanoamérica “A key resource for […]

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Documenting the Undocumented

“While the U.S. immigration ‘debate’ turns strident in media circles, Caminero-Santangelo intervenes with a call to read carefully the more complex stories that define us as human and humane.”–Debra A. Castillo, coeditor of Mexican Public Intellectuals “This insightful study brings together Latino fiction, journalistic books, and autobiographical accounts to consider how undocumented people are portrayed […]

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Exiles

“Joyce’s one play finally gets the critical attention it deserves.”–Sam Slote, coeditor of Renascent Joyce “Carefully selected discussions illuminate both Joyce’s Exiles and Joyce’s exile–and, as well, the sense of exile throughout Joyce’s work.”–Morris Beja, coeditor of Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses “A major contribution to Joyce studies: a fine introduction, a critical text of Exiles that faithfully […]

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Intern Guest Post: The Florida James Joyce Series

Written by Katie Varan, marketing intern at the University Press of Florida When I first started interning at the press, I did what any other curious intern would do and glanced over the titles that have been published through the years. Not surprisingly, the English major in me took control and the first place I […]

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Behind the Masks of Modernism

“A wide-ranging collection that allows the mask—as artifact, metaphor, theatrical costume, fetish, strategy for self-concealment, and treasured cultural object—to clarify modernity’s relationship to history.”—Carrie J. Preston, author of Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance “Covering an impressive range of geographies, cultures, and time periods, these carefully researched essays explore the fascinating role of masks […]

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Joyce’s Allmaziful Plurabilities

. “A brilliantly collaged snapshot of the variety and wealth of literary criticism, and Joyce studies, today.”—Tony Thwaites, author of Joycean Temporalities “Celebrates the multiplicity and sheer rampant excess of Joyce’s prodigally polysemous text with seventeen different scholars employing a likewise prodigal range of critical methodologies.”—Patrick O’Neill, author of Impossible Joyce: Finnegans Wakes “Each of […]

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Allusions in Omeros

“A lucid and accessible guide through the complex and often intimidating web of literary, historical, and cultural references in one of the great literary works of the twentieth century.” —Víctor Figueroa, author of Not at Home in One’s Home “McGarrity’s user-friendly apparatus helps the reader navigate the allusive cross-currents of the cultural and mythological resources […]

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