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Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Award in Florida Studies--Reminder

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The University of South Florida Libraries’ Florida Studies Center in Tampa, FL, invites applications from graduate students for a month-long, in-residence research fellowship. The Patrick Riordan Memorial Research Fellowship awards $2,500 to an M.A. student or Ph.D. candidate engaged in research on a Florida studies topic. The successful applicant will be invited to share his or her research in congenial public forums during the fellowship period.

CFP for American Periodicals, Spring 2015

American Periodicals, the journal of the Research Society for American Periodicals, invites scholarly essays treating any aspect of American periodicals (magazines, newspapers, and other periodical publications) from any historical period. Submissions that treat topics such as editorial policy, financing, production, readership, design, illustration, and circulation of specific periodicals are welcome, as are those that explore the position of American periodicals within the broader culture.

Katrina Dyonne Thompson
Christine Rizzi

Rizzi on Thompson, 'Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery'

Katrina Dyonne Thompson. Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 256 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03825-9; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07983-2.

Reviewed by Christine Rizzi (University of Mississippi)
Published on H-Florida (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Jeanine A. Clark Bremer