Spring 2018 Paperback Releases

Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles By Lynn Waddell “A fascinating, mind-opening read.”—The Rumpus “An intriguing guide off the beaten path for those looking to escape life’s winter blahs in any season.”—Booklist  “Travelers familiar with the Florida tourist havens of Miami Beach, Orlando, and Tampa will be … Continue reading Spring 2018 Paperback Releases

Sensing Decolonial Aesthetics in Latin American Arts

"Situates key films, poetry, popular songs, and fiction at the crossroad of Latin America's decolonial theory and Rancière's 'aisthesis.' Incisively delving into the conditions of production corresponding to the multimedia texts analyzed, this book produces a compelling discussion of 'decolonial aesthetics.'"—Sara Castro-Klarén, author of The Narrow Pass of Our Nerves: Writing, Coloniality and Post-Colonial Theory "How … Continue reading Sensing Decolonial Aesthetics in Latin American Arts

Telling Migrant Stories

"Through the judicious use of secondary theoretical, critical, archival, and journalistic sources, this excellent and comprehensive collection surveys Latin American documentaries that focus on pertinent sociopolitical and historical issues. An original contribution to Chicano/Latino studies."—David William Foster, author of São Paulo: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production   "Timely and engaging. Focuses on seldom seen … Continue reading Telling Migrant Stories

Silent Films in St. Augustine

“This richly detailed book tells the story of early filmmakers’ adventures in St. Augustine and captures the excitement of their moviemaking escapades.”—Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, coauthor of One Thousand Nights at the Movies: An Illustrated History of Motion Pictures 1895–1915 “Very few people have any idea that St. Augustine played any role in early film history. This … Continue reading Silent Films in St. Augustine

New Film Shares Pioneering Photography of Florestine Perrault Collins

Thomas Allen Harris’s new documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is “a family memoir, a tribute to unsung artists and a lyrical, at times heartbroken, meditation on imagery and identity,” according to the New York Times. “It’s a film dense with both information and purpose,” says LA Weekly. … Continue reading New Film Shares Pioneering Photography of Florestine Perrault Collins

Black Legacies

NEW! Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages by Lynn T. Ramey “A provocative study of western racial attitudes.”—Hamilton Cravens, coeditor of Race and Science “Shows that behind myths of knights in shining armor and fair maidens lies a contested literary and cultural history of medievalism that troubles understandings of race from the nineteenth … Continue reading Black Legacies

Island Bodies

Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination by Rosamond S. King “Outstanding.”—David William Foster, author of São Paulo: Perspectives on the City and Cultural Production New from UPF! Island Bodies explores sexual norms and expectations in Caribbean and diaspora literature, music, film, and popular culture to reveal how many individuals contest the traditional roles of their society’s … Continue reading Island Bodies