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UP Week 2019 Blog Tour: Monday Recap

Nov. 4, 2019—Happy University Press Week! We hope you’ll follow the UP Week blog tour throughout this week. Here’s more from AUPresses on this yearly tradition: Each year, we take a tour of blogs in our larger community, with themed series each day bringing us to new and varied voices. Join us this year as we explore...

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UP Week 2019: Awakening Democracy through Public Work

Nov. 4, 2019—In celebration of University Press Week, Vanderbilt UP is taking part in the University Press Week 2019 blog tour. For more about University Press Week, visit the AUPresses website. In the spirit of today’s theme for the University Press Week blog tour—How to be a better (global) citizen—we’re taking a close look at our book Awakening Democracy through...

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Eerie Excerpts

Oct. 31, 2019—This Halloween, Vanderbilt UP is celebrating the holiday with eerie excerpts from several of our books. We hope you enjoy this summoning of spirits, wailing of wind, and explication of a not-quite-murder ballad. First, we have an excerpt from Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South by Andrew...

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VUP’s Betsy Phillips Named Nashville’s Best Historian

Oct. 18, 2019—Betsy Phillips, Marketing and Sales Manager at Vanderbilt UP, has been dubbed both Nashville’s Best Historian and author of the year’s Best Short-Fiction Book in the 2019 Best of Nashville edition of the Nashville Scene. She finds herself in the illustrious company of other 2019 “Best of” winners Margaret Renkl, Brittany Howard, Buddy Miller, and...

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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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