This Thursday, June 21, marks the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)’s 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day, which encourages people to opt for public transportation rather than a personal car. [Read more…] about Visit the Ransom Center car-free
The internationally-renowned American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan has died at age 102 in France. [Read more…] about Remembering photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, 1916–2018
“The literary value, if I may say it, of this span of empty space on the page, which mentally separates groups of words or words themselves, is to periodically accelerate or slow the movement, the scansion, the sequence even, given one’s simultaneous view of the entirety of the page…” (Stéphane Mallarmé, “Observation Relative au Poème Un Coup de Dés jamais n’abolira le Hasard,” Cosmopolis, May 1897, p. 412 [trans.]) [Read more…] about Meticulous free verse: Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés and Ellsworth Kelly
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.
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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