En diciembre del 1948, el New York Times publicó un artículo sobre la traductora Harriet de Onís con el título “La señora de Onís traduce el folclore latinoamericano, e incorpora recetas latinas en su cocina”. [Read more…] about Harriet de Onís y la traducción de la literatura latinoamericana
Research + Teaching
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
Coming Out of the Archives is a selection of materials curated by students in my spring 2017 Queer Archives class. The materials can be seen in the Ransom Center’s Stories to Tell exhibition that features rotating highlights from the collections. [Editor’s note: the items are no longer on view, as the display cases have rotated] [Read more…] about Coming out of the archives
In 2010, The Chronicle of Higher Education noted, “No campus library in the U.S. mounts exhibitions to rival those of the University of Texas at Austin’s special-collection library, the Harry Ransom Center.” [Read more…] about Help us meet this year’s goal for a National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant
Writer J. M. Coetzee’s early poetry is almost undecipherable. That’s because it was written in computer code.
Coetzee’s global reputation rests on his literary output, for which he received a Nobel Prize in 2003. Before he embarked on a career as a scholar and writer, the South African–born writer was a computer programmer in the early years of the industry’s development (1962–1965). I believe that this experience, while short, was vital for the development of Coetzee’s writerly project. While visiting the Ransom Center on a research fellowship, I examined Coetzee’s papers, which offer tantalizing clues about his neglected “other career.” [Read more…] about The computer poetry of J. M. Coetzee’s early programming career
Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. [Read more…] about The textual “truth” behind Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried