Ordinary Masochisms

“Offers a series of provocative readings of ‘everyday masochisms’ across the nineteenth and twentieth century. Rather than defining this as a ‘perversion,’ Mitchell reveals the sheer mundanity of masochism, expressed in courtship rituals, marriage, religious worship, school, and the workplace. In doing so, Mitchell uncovers the paradoxically painful pleasures of the reading experience itself.”—Sarah Parker, … Continue reading Ordinary Masochisms

A Collection of Banned Books

Author Jay A. Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, profiles a man whose work broke down many of the censorship laws of the time. In celebration of the paperback release of his book, Jay Gertzman held a party at which he showcased not only his book but also the books in his collection of banned works. In his … Continue reading A Collection of Banned Books

Modernists at Odds

NOW AVAILABLE! We are pleased to present the latest book in The Florida James Joyce Series: Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence Edited by Matthew J. Kochis and Heather L. Lusty “Challenges the unhelpful polarization of Lawrence and Joyce in much twentieth-century literary criticism and offers intriguing alternatives.”—Fiona Becket, author of The Complete Critical … Continue reading Modernists at Odds

UPF Announces Two New Books in Modernist Literature

The University Press of Florida is pleased to announce the publication of two new titles in modernist literature. These books look at the work of Irish writers in exile and how D. H. Lawrence’s "savage pilgrimage" to Mexico and New Mexico impacted American literature. . Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel … Continue reading UPF Announces Two New Books in Modernist Literature

Uncensored: Jay A. Gertzman Guest Post

Censorship is an ongoing topic of debate affecting all forms of the media, and it has a lengthy, colorful history. Author  Jay A. Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, profiles a figurehead of censorship controversy during the height of modernism in America. Here, Gertzman provides his personal take on censorship and the issues surrounding it today. … Continue reading Uncensored: Jay A. Gertzman Guest Post

Modernism’s Literary Pirate, Poet, Pornographer

Samuel Roth: Infamous Modernist By Jay A. Gertzman Available Now "Scholars and citizens with an interest in modern literature and the struggle for frank expression and publication of  candid material in a free society will be captivated by Samuel Roth: Infamous Modernist. I believe every library should own a copy; it's a must-acquire. For those fascinated … Continue reading Modernism’s Literary Pirate, Poet, Pornographer