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Libris – October 2015

book cover for French Cinema

Traveling in French

Sylvie Blum-Reid
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

This book covers different travel modes and tropes at play in French cinema since 1980 to the present day. It follows the archetypal figure of the traveler and the way these journeys are ‘performed.’ Films travel for us, spectators, and we in turn virtually take off with them. Examinations of departures and returns, as well as destinations and healing rituals attached to travels, take place, as do the way women travel and the urgent situation of migrants attempting to find refuge in the Global North across borders. The book questions high-speed travel, efficiency and technology at a time when slow speed and inner reflection are being revisited, and analyses film narratives that offer a way out of the daily routine and allow the traveler to escape a situation at home.

Available for purchase from palgrave macmillan


book cover for Getting Insiders Undergrad Research

Getting In

David G. Oppenheimer

David G. Oppenheimer is the associate professor of biology at the University of Florida, and Paris Grey, research scientist and undergraduate research mentor in Dr. Oppenheimer’s research laboratory. Available from Amazon books

Getting In helps undergraduate students find the perfect research experience while preparing them for the challenges that will be part of their life in the lab.

Getting In starts with an overview designed to help students examine what they want to gain from a research experience, what is realistic to achieve with the commitment they are willing to make, and gain a solid understanding of what will be expected of them from their research mentor.

In addition, Getting In includes direct, specific advice on how to search, apply, and interview for research positions, and includes step-by-step strategies on how to master time management and professionalism during those processes.


book cover for Tokaido

Tokaido Texts and Tales: Tokaido gojusan tsui by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada

Ann Wehmeyer

Ann Wehmeyer is associate professor of Japanese and linguistics at the University of Florida and the translator of Motoori Norinaga’s Kojiki-den, Book 1.

Throughout the Edo period (1615-1868), the Tokaido was the most vital road in a network of highways across Japan. Connecting Edo (modern-day Tokyo) and Kyoto, the road and its fifty-three rest stations became a popular theme for artistic expression in a variety of mediums. Read More.

Andreas Marks is head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the author of Kunisada’s Tokaido: Riddles in Japanese Woodblock Prints. Laura Allen is curator of Japanese art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the coeditor of The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection.

Available from University Press of Florida.