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Florida Studies

Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association

Editor(s): Claudia Slate and Carole Policy
Contributors: Kieth L. Huneyat, Debra Jacobs, lee Campbell, Diane S. Bard, Sally H. Fitzgerald, Valerie Rawa, Lawrence Byrne,

Book Description

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, includes essays about using Florida’s environment to its fullest in the composition classroom. The essays in Old Florida explore Florida Cracker Westerns and slave shipwrecks off the Florida coast, as well as works by James Weldon Johnson, Rex Beach, and Zora Neale Hurston. Contemporary Florida is the largest section with essays that discuss, among other topics, Stephen King, Hunter Thompson, Elizabeth Bishop, and the “Dexter” novels. The essay in Natural Florida focuses on Florida ecocriticism.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2132-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2132-2
Date of Publication: 01/06/2010
Pages / Size: 210 / 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.

Carole Policy is Professor of English at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida. She has published articles on American literature and culture.