Florida Studies: Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association
Editor: Paul D. Reich and Maurice J. O’Sullivan
Date Of Publication: Oct 2011
This volume contains a variety of essays about Florida literature and history by scholars from across the state representing every kind of institution of higher learning, from community colleges to small liberal arts institutions to large universities. The first section, Pedagogy, explores the challenges facing Florida teachers at both the high school and undergraduate levels. The essays in Old Florida take on a myriad of texts that provide evaluations of Florida and its culture from the 1540s through the 1950s and include evaluations of Zora Neale Hurston, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Pat Frank. The final section, Contemporary Florida, continues to identify the state’s place within larger literary, cultural, and political traditions.
Paul D. Reich is an Assistant Professor of English at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His areas of teaching and research include late 19th and 20th century American literature, African American literature, the American West, and popular culture. His work has appeared in Teaching American Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, and Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction.
Maurice J. O’Sullivan is a Professor of English and the Kenneth Curry Chair in Literature at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. In addition to articles on literature and pedagogy, he has published The Florida Reader (1991), Crime Fiction and Films in the Sunshine State (1997), and Orange Pulp (2000).
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