Leslie DeLassus is a film historian and instructor with a Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa. While working on her Ph.D, DeLassus came to the Ransom Center to research early film special effects innovator, Norman O. Dawn, and his groundbreaking work.
Decades after its publication, this fictional account of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas remains provocative. [Read more…] about Don DeLillo’s Libra at 30
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
In 1996, Holocaust denier David Irving sued scholar Deborah Lipstadt on the grounds of libel for her book Denying the Holocaust (Penguin, 1993). The case went to court in the United Kingdom, where Lipstadt and her legal team found themselves having to legally prove that the Nazis had systematically exterminated millions of people. [Read more…] about Screenwriter David Hare, scholar Deborah Lipstadt discuss Denial
“We walk, or I do, to pay attention, to see the streets, the buildings that
surround us, to immerse ourselves in a world that might otherwise slip by.”
David Ulin in Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles [Read more…] about Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles
Eric White, Curator of Rare Books at Princeton University, discusses the Ransom Center’s Gutenberg Bible on Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m. for the Center’s annual Pforzheimer lecture. [Read more…] about From Mainz to Austin: Carl H. Pforzheimer’s Gutenberg Bible and its earlier owners