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A Victorianist’s Take on the Graphic Novel

Written by Catherine J. Golden, author of Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book   My sons introduced me to graphic novels. When they were teens, their bookshelves overflowed with the latest issues of Shonen Jump (a Japanese manga series), Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and DC Comics books about […]

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Who Owns Haiti?

“A timely collection of articles by some of the leading and emerging scholars and specialists on Haiti, offering a wide range of critical perspectives on the question and meaning of sovereignty in Haiti.”—Alex Dupuy, coauthor of The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the International Community, and Haiti “Directly asks the provocative question of ownership and […]

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Anthology of Spanish American Thought and Culture

“The texts stitch past and present in a tapestry that in its warp and weft maps out the vastness of continental cultures.”—Ileana Rodríguez, author of Liberalism at Its Limits: Crime and Terror in the Latin American Cultural Text “A first-rate, unique gathering of key texts and images from throughout Spanish America, ranging from pre-Hispanic myths […]

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Serials to Graphic Novels

“A valuable and comprehensive survey of an enormous subject. Extremely well-written and a significant addition to scholarship.”—Paul Goldman, co-editor of Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875: Spoils of the Lumber Room “A marvelous overview of how and why illustrations became an integral part of Victorian fiction. Golden documents a remarkable continuity from early nineteenth-century caricatures to realistic […]

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Flash Sale: Music Everywhere

Congratulations to former Eagles guitarist Don Felder on his induction into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame! The ceremony will be held today in Gainesville, Florida, as part of the annual Convening Culture Conference held by the state Division of Cultural Affairs. Read about Felder’s early years making music in Florida in Music Everywhere: The […]

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2016 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. We are pleased to announce our three award-winning titles in this year’s competition. FLORIDA NONFICTION, SILVER MEDALIST White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia […]

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Dance and Gender

“Few volumes tackle the issue of gender and dance with such currency. A work of high quality, thorough in its composition, impeccable in its rigor, and far-reaching in its approach.”—Julie Kerr-Berry, Minnesota State University, Mankato “Generous with data, this collection of accessible research will inspire a variety of emotions from anger to fascination, prompting us […]

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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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LibraryPress @ UF: The Panama Canal Museum

LibraryPress@UF, a collaboration between the University of Florida Press and the UF George A. Smathers Libraries, seeks to foster the creation, promotion, access, and preservation of research and creative works in support of teaching, research, and the public sphere. The LibraryPress@UF features content that aligns with the mission and strategic directions of the Libraries, including limited editions, […]

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