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Florida Studies

Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association

Editor(s): Claudia Slate, with April Van Camp
Contributors: C. R. Jenkins, Stephen Zeisler, Jane Anderson Jones, Carol Ann Moon, Catherine R. Eskin, Diane S. Baird,
Subject: American Studies

Book Description

This volume contains a lot of variety, an eclectic mix of Florida literature and history by scholars from across the state representing every kind of institution of higher learning. The first section, Pedagogy, highlights essays about employing service learning, blogging, and primary archival research into the classroom, among other techniques. The Old Florida section includes essays exploring the following topics as diverse as the first black general in Florida (1791), poet Wallace Stevens, and the memoirs of colonial Florida women. The next section—Contemporary Florida—contains essays on EPCOT theme park, Florida newspapers, the rhetoric of Carl Haissen, and the stereotyped poor white Southerner. Jim Morrison’s use of Floridian imagery is the topic of the essay in Natural Florida, and the poem “Pineapple Grill” falls into the category Creative Showcase.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0617-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0617-X
Date of Publication: 01/06/2009
Pages / Size: 245 / A5
Price: £39.99


Claudia Slate is professor of English at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. She is also co-director of African American Studies at the college and has published articles on Florida literature and history. She has edited two previous volumes of Florida Studies.

April Van Camp earned her B.A. at Palm Beach Atlantic University and her M.A. and Ph.D. at University of Central Florida. April is President of the Florida College English Association, and she currently teaches English at Indian River State College, where she is Associate Professor and Chair of English, Communications, and Modern Languages.