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
by Beth Burns, Hidden Room Theatre Artistic Director
John Wilkes Booth’s promptbook for Richard III
“Ready trumpet. Boy ready with armor. Take time. More piano. Long flourish continued till discovery, next Sc. – and do not W Till Mr Booth is on stage.” [Read more…] about Scholarship, time machines, and madness
Building plans from the 1960s show concepts for office and classroom arrangements for housing the Rare Books Collection, the foundation of the Harry Ransom Center.
“Tell me why you think this is in the room,” I ask, pointing to a pair of delicately beaded moccasins on the lower shelf of the display case. [Read more…] about Teaching in the archives