Category Archives: Communications, Film Studies, Art and Music

Joan Cronan Receives 2009 Joe Johnson Award

• Joan Cronan Receives Joe Johnson Award The University of Tennessee Press awarded the 2009 Joseph E. Johnson Award of Appreciation to Women’s Athletic Director Joan Cronan. The award is in recognition of Joan’s unflagging support of the press’s production of In the Footsteps of Champions: ...

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Books and the Blues: UTP Authors on the Road

Photo: Adam Gussow (far right) and Sterling "Mr. Satan" MaGee (center) at Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN. Satan & Adam duo Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee and Adam Gussow packed the house recently at Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN. In addition to providing great entertainment, the duo promoted Gussow’s book, ...

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Books Celebrating Traditional Music and Culture

Journeyman’s Road Modern Blues Lives from Faulkner’s Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York Adam Gussow “Adam Gussow has lived the Blues life. By some miracle he has also lived to write about it. Whether his subject is a novel by Faulkner or the romance of buying an amp, his prose ...

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Home for the Holidays in Appalachia

Thirteen states between (and including) parts of New York and Mississippi constitute the enigmatic Appalachian region—home to the beautiful mountain system that shares its name. It is a region that has produced some of the most talented writers, gifted artisans, and richest lore in the world. The University of Tennessee Press is pleased to be ...

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Get Your Jook On!

Listen to the Podcast Jook Right On Blues Stories and Blues Storytellers Barry Lee Pearson “Pearson has collected a gold mine of compelling tales, organized them with convincing logic, and introduced them with the kind of penetrating insight and professional modesty that any blues scholar might do well to emulate. ...

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