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

Machaut’s Legacy

"Machaut’s Legacy deepens our appreciation of the poet’s wide-ranging accomplishments and influences, which span from the Middle Ages to the postmodern era. It stakes out exciting new territories and provocative theses, all of which enhance our understanding of this genius of world literature."—Tison Pugh, author of Chaucer's (Anti-)Eroticisms and the Queer Middle Ages "This richly … Continue reading Machaut’s Legacy

Discussing Anne Sexton: An NYPL Roundtable and Excerpt from “This Business of Words”

Last month, the New York Public Library hosted this roundtable discussion featuring contributors to This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton and moderated by editor Amanda Golden. One of America’s most influential women writers, Anne Sexton has long been overshadowed by fellow confessional poets Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell and is seldom featured in literary … Continue reading Discussing Anne Sexton: An NYPL Roundtable and Excerpt from “This Business of Words”

Signs That Sing

“A critically sophisticated leap forward in the study of early medieval literature, Signs that Sing issues a bold challenge to long-held preconceptions about the relationships underlying Old English poetry between past and present, pagan and Christian, and oral and literary.”—Joseph Falaky Nagy, author of Conversing with Angels and Ancients: Literary Myths of Medieval Ireland “Maring … Continue reading Signs That Sing

The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

"A fascinating book that takes us deep into Edith Sitwell's world of artifice, disguise, high camp, and verbal ingenuity. In these essays, Sitwell emerges as a central figure in an alternative avant-garde in early twentieth-century Britain."--Faye Hammill, author of Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History Establishing Edith Sitwell at the center of British modernism, this … Continue reading The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

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

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 … Continue reading This Business of Words