The English writer Radclyffe Hall (1880–1943) is best known for her lesbian novel The Well of Loneliness (1928). Pronounced obscene after a sensational and scandalous court case, it was banned [Read more…] about The silent novel in Radclyffe Hall’s ground-breaking The Well of Loneliness
Sarah Papazoglakis (University of California, Santa Cruz) discusses her research interests in advance of her visit to the Ransom Center.
The bottom half of this postcard—one of many images in the Harry Ransom Center’s Tony Pastor collection—reveals a lot about the early days of vaudeville. [Read more…] about Fellows Find: Seeing “the Indian” in vaudeville
I visited the Harry Ransom Center for two weeks to access the collection of St. John Ervine (1883–1971), an enigmatic, occasionally-forgotten figure who nonetheless casts a spell over a select band of Irish scholars and historians. His personal story fuses both the culture and politics of his Ireland. [Read more…] about Fellows find: Letters of St. John Ervine, playwright for a tumultuous Ireland
The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter (Bloomsbury), a new novel by former Ransom Center fellow John Pipkin, offers readers a view into a world of scientific inquiry and political upheaval in late-eighteenth-century Ireland. [Read more…] about Q&A with John Pipkin: Stellar finds from facts and family fragments of sibling astronomers
Gracia Ramirez is an independent scholar whose research centers on the initiatives of independent film producers within the American film industry of the 1960s. She conducted research in the collection of American independent film and Broadway producer Lewis M. Allen last summer with support from a 2014-2015 Robert De Niro Fellowship from the Ransom Center. Below, she recounts how Allen’s shrewd production management and on-set relationships brought highly successful art-house creations to life.