Maxine Gordon has loved jazz music all her life. From going to hear Miles Davis and John Coltrane as a teenager, to working as a road manager and promoter when she was a young woman, to becoming the personal manager and ultimately the wife of one of the most influential jazz artists of the twentieth century, Maxine has seen it all. She makes full use of these experiences in her new book, Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon (University of California Press). [Read more…] about Love and jazz
Research + Teaching
Tradução de Guilherme Mazzafera S. Vilhena
Em dezembro de 1948, o New York Times publicou um artigo sobre a tradutora Harriet de Onís intitulado “Sra. De Onís põe o saber latino-americano em livro, mas o sabor latino invade sua cozinha” [“Mrs. De Onís puts Latins’ Lore in Book, but Their Cuisine Goes Into Her Kitchen”]. [Read more…] about Gulosa por livros
by Enora Lessinger
I visited the Kazuo Ishiguro archive at the Harry Ransom Center in June 2017, a few months before Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. This British writer of Japanese descent is famous for the suggestive quality of his writing, and in particular for his self-deceived, unreliable narrators. [Read more…] about Fellows Find: Searching for Kazuo Ishiguro’s unreliable narrators
The Harry Ransom Center has awarded 45 fellowships to postdoctoral, dissertation and independent researchers studying topics ranging from the work of Kazuo Ishiguro to Zimbabwean women writers to meritocracy in America.
Want to access electronic files by the likes of Christine Brooke-Rose, Kazuo Ishiguro, and the writers of Mad Men? Here’s how.
Erik Mortenson discusses his book Ambiguous Borderlands and the pervasiveness of shadow imagery in Cold War materials.
Ambiguous Borderlands: Shadow Imagery in Cold War American Culture (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016) investigates the role shadows play in Cold War literary and popular texts. Informed by research at the Ransom Center, it examines Beat literature, postwar photography, film noir, Twilight Zone episodes, and more to explain why shadow imagery had such a hold on American imaginations in the mid-twentieth century. [Read more…] about Cold War culture