Lauren A. Wynne is an assistant professor of anthropology at Ursinus College. Her new book is in the At Table Series, which seeks to reflect on and explore not just what we eat, but the process of eating—from how and where … Continue reading From the Desk of Lauren Wynne: Food and Balance in Rural Yucatán
Mark Spitzer is an associate professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Season of the Gar: Adventures in Pursuit of America’s Most Misunderstood Fish, Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West … Continue reading Where in the Monster Fish World is Mark Spitzer?
UNP is a proud publisher of women writers and women’s history. Celebrate Women’s History Month with these reading suggestions. Westerns: A Women’s History Victoria Lamont This thoroughly-researched and engaging history disproves the assumption that the Western genre has always … Continue reading Reading List: Women’s History Month
The following excerpt is from Paradise Destroyed: Catastrophe and Citizenship in the French Caribbean by Christopher M. Church (December 2017). Introduction: Colonialism, Catastrophe, and National Integration At five-thirty in the morning on 3 May 1902, the young schoolteacher Roger Portel awoke to … Continue reading Excerpt: Paradise Destroyed
Awards Cannibal Safiya Sinclair Shortlisted for the 2017 BOCAS Award for Caribbean Literature: “Sinclair manages to imbue her writing with such strength and spirit that it gives her poems a disturbing and provocative edge — sometimes shocking, and at … Continue reading News and Reviews
March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’re sharing just a few of our favorite books by and about women. Separation Scenes: Domestic Drama in Early Modern England by Ann C. Christensen Separation Scenes argues that domestic plays make the … Continue reading Reading List: Women’s History Month
The following is an excerpt from Romance with Voluptuousness: Caribbean Women and Thick Bodies in the United States (Nebraska, 2016) by Kamille Gentles-Peart. From Chapter 1: The “Thick Black Woman”: Racialized Body Politics and the Marginalization of Black Women Reflections of a Mahgah Jamaican … Continue reading Excerpt: Romance with Voluptuousness