American writer, poet, editor and critic Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on Jan. 19, 1809. The Ransom Center’s Edgar Allan Poe collection contains several manuscript works and about 70 letters written by Poe, and works about him.
Due to a rise in cases of Covid-19 in the Austin area, the Harry Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room and museum galleries will be closed as the Center continues to follow university guidelines.
by CLARE HUTTON
Introduction by Gregory Curtis
Giving Ulysses to the World
February 2, 2022, will mark one hundred years since the publication of a book that changed literature forever. Irish novelist James Joyce’s pioneering modernist novel, Ulysses, was a labor to write and more so, perhaps, to publish.
Award-winning choreographer Deborah Hay has established her archive at the Harry Ransom Center, a major destination for the study of dance and performance at The University of Texas at Austin. A founding member of the Judson Dance Theater, Hay is recognized as a pivotal figure in the development of post-modern dance. [Read more…] about Choreographer Deborah Hay’s archive goes to the Harry Ransom Center
The first-ever exhibition of the archive of Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014) will reopen Aug. 25 at the Harry Ransom Center on The University of Texas at Austin campus after an extended closure related to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more…] about Gabriel García Márquez exhibition to reopen
The archive of award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams is now housed at the Harry Ransom Center, a key destination for the study of theatre and performance history. Adams has received four Tony Awards for his lighting designs of Spring Awakening (2007), The 39 Steps (2008), American Idiot (2010), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014), as well as nominations for Hair (2009), Next to Normal (2009), SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical (2018), and The Cher Show (2019).