How did an Argentine poet like Jorge Luis Borges end up reading and writing about Old English poetry? [Read more…] about Borges, Beowulf, and Texas
The Ransom Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. The Ransom Center Galleries will be open on Friday, November 24, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26. [Read more…] about Thanksgiving hours
The PEN records occupy 180 linear feet, span 1912 to 2008, and document the history and activities of the English PEN and PEN International, as well as the formation (and sometimes dissolution) of other PEN centers around the globe. [Read more…] about What’s in the PEN archives?
The story of twentieth-century political activism, persecution, and creative expression cannot be fully understood without exploring the rich materials in the PEN records at the Harry Ransom Center. [Read more…] about Writers without borders: The power of PEN
The Ransom Center’s two-volume Gutenberg Bible is on permanent display. Every few months the Center’s staff changes the opening, allowing visitors to see different pages and to protect the volumes from overexposure to light. [Read more…] about “Hasty and exuberant” decoration in the Ransom Center’s Gutenberg Bible
Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States, was honored by The Poetry Society of America in May at their annual benefit. [Read more…] about Billy Collins’s recommended reads