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

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 … Continue reading Flash Sale: Music Everywhere

Music Brings Us Together: An Inside Look at Gainesville Rock History

Written by Ale Gasso, metadata manager and sales assistant at the University Press of Florida   It was a typical Friday night in downtown Gainesville as I slowly sipped a beer at one of my favorite local spots—Loosey’s Pub. A nice crowd gathered to catch some live music and as I worked at the plugging … Continue reading Music Brings Us Together: An Inside Look at Gainesville Rock History

Music Everywhere Q&A with Marty Jourard

We talked to Music Everywhere author Marty Jourard about his thoughts on the Gainesville music scene, his musical career and influences, and what inspired him to write his book. What was living in Gainesville in the ’60s and ’70s like for you? It was a musical paradise, more or less. My musical education grew from listening to … Continue reading Music Everywhere Q&A with Marty Jourard

New Paperback Release: Wildman of Rhythm

Wildman of Rhythm: The Life and Music of Benny Moré Winner, Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence “Wildman of Rhythm [is] the singer’s first English-language biography that finally exposes . . . this corner of the Earth to the genius that was Benny Moré.”—LA Weekly “Captures the singer’s flamboyant manner, sense of humor … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Wildman of Rhythm

New Paperback Releases in Dance, Sports, and Music

. On Technique  by Dean Speer "Presents a well-rounded cast of respected teachers….By allowing contradictions to exist amongst the various viewpoints, Speer lets readers decide which methods work best for their teaching practices."—Dance Teacher  "Provides marvelous insights into the careers and teaching philosophies of 18 respected dance professionals….Essential."—Choice On Technique provides a fascinating look into … Continue reading New Paperback Releases in Dance, Sports, and Music

Celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day

Happy National Arts Advocacy Day, everyone! All over the nation today, individuals are celebrating the importance of every category of art--whether fine, visual, performing, or another artistic medium. To take part in this celebration, we've discounted some of our recent art books on our website. Simply visit http://www.upf.com/AAD15 and apply code AAD15 at checkout to take … Continue reading Celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day