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Southern Festival of Books 2019

Oct. 10, 2019—This weekend, the 31st annual Southern Festival of Books is happening in Nashville, from Friday, October 11, through Sunday, October 13. Spanning several blocks in downtown Nashville, the Southern Festival of Books is a free festival hosted by Humanities Tennessee each October that brings thousands of book lovers together for panels and solo sessions featuring...

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Excerpt: Threads from the Web of Life & The Shark and the Jellyfish

Oct. 4, 2019—A popular tweet has been going around Twitter this past week that calls to mind a recent Vanderbilt UP publication: Threads from the Web of Life & The Shark and the Jellyfish by Stephen Daubert. Newly available as a tête-bêche paperback, the book offers 42 surprising stories from nature, ranging from prehistory to the present, and...

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Banned Books Week: Lumos Maxima!

Sep. 27, 2019—As an office full of book nerds, we at Vanderbilt UP are excited to recognize Banned Books Week 2019 this week. Drawing attention to the harms of censorship since 1982, Banned Books Week “brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in shared support of the freedom to seek...

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VUPlaylist: They Came to Nashville

Sep. 26, 2019—We’re kicking off our new blog with a celebration of the country music books that we’ve co-published over the past two decades with the Country Music Foundation Press. In honor of our country music titles, and coinciding with the premiere of Ken Burns’s new Country Music documentary, we’ve put together playlists that draw from a...

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VUPlaylist: Bobby Braddock

Sep. 25, 2019—We’re kicking off our new blog with a celebration of the country music books that we’ve co-published over the past two decades with the Country Music Foundation Press. In honor of our country music titles, and coinciding with the premiere of Ken Burns’s new Country Music documentary, we’ve put together playlists that draw from a...

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VUPlaylist: Finding Her Voice

Sep. 19, 2019—We’re kicking off our new blog with a celebration of the country music books that we’ve co-published over the past two decades with the Country Music Foundation Press. In honor of our country music titles, and coinciding with the premiere of Ken Burns’s new Country Music documentary, we’ve put together playlists that draw from a...

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VUPlaylist: Singing in the Saddle

Sep. 17, 2019—We’re kicking off our new blog with a celebration of the country music books that we’ve co-published over the past two decades with the Country Music Foundation Press. In honor of our country music titles, and coinciding with the premiere of Ken Burns’s new Country Music documentary, we’ve put together playlists that draw from a...

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VUPlaylist: A&R Pioneers

Sep. 17, 2019—We’re kicking off our new blog with a celebration of the country music books that we’ve co-published over the past two decades with the Country Music Foundation Press. In honor of our country music titles, and coinciding with the premiere of Ken Burns’s new Country Music documentary, we’ve put together playlists that draw from a...

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VUPlaylist: Heartaches by the Number

Sep. 16, 2019—This week at Vanderbilt University Press, we’re kicking off our new blog with a celebration of the country music books that we’ve co-published over the past two decades with the Country Music Foundation Press. In honor of our country music titles, and coinciding with this week’s premiere of Ken Burns’s new Country Music documentary, we’ve put...

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Welcome!

Sep. 16, 2019—Welcome to the new Vanderbilt University Press blog! We have some exciting new books and plans under way at the Press, and we want to make sure that our readers and authors are able to stay up to date about them easily. There are now several simple ways for you to receive updates from VUP:...

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