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The former President of the College English Association and currently President Elect of the Florida Historical Society, Maurice J. O’Sullivan, Kenneth Curry Professor of English at Rollins College, is an award-winning teacher, scholar, columnist, and filmmaker. At Rollins he has served as President of the Faculty, Chair of Humanities, and Chair of the English Department, and has published a dozen books and over a hundred articles, essays, and columns on literature, Florida, popular culture, Shakespeare, religion, Irish culture, education, and current events. The Orlando Sentinel called him the Sports Grammarian and the Orlando Weekly describes him as a “boundary-cracking lit professor.” In 2019 the City of Winter Park proclaimed March 17, St, Patrick’s Day, Maurice “Socky” O’Sullivan Day.



"In the first comprehensive examination of Florida's remarkably rich library of colonial literature, Have You Not Hard of Floryda? explores how out southernmost state's multicultural, multilingual roots continue to bear fruit today. The book's fascinating interdisciplinary approach and delightful prose style create a savory blend of literary analysis and historical narrative, a true feast for anyone interested in the ways out past can shape our future." --Eddie Huang

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"Orange Pulp is a stylish, engaging collection that belongs on everybody's night stand. Each story sizzles and pops with Florida's raunchy, intoxicating heat. This is great fun."

--Carl Hiaasen

"Brilliant . . . Orange Pulp is the most original collection of mystery short stories, and selections of novels, I have ever read. The orange is as dark as the moon in eclipse and the pulp is as tasty as a long-forgotten dream that suddenly returns. Read it. Treasure it." --Stuart M. Kaminsky

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How did Florida, one of the country's four smallest and least developed states in 1880, become within fifty years not only a tourist Mecca but also a hub for technological innovation?

To explore this remarkable Golden Age, Rollins College brought together a wide variety of scholars and artists--historians and poets, biologists and environmental scientists, philosophers to literary critics--to help shine light on that period that transformed the sunshine state.

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