“What do the books smell like?” asked one of my students. In my Shakespeare class at West Texas A&M University, we must use the internet as our rare book room. Our institution could never afford the kinds of specialized resources we use every week online: my students can easily flip through digitized Shakespeare quartos, see performance clips and stills, and trawl through databases of historical records. [Read more…] about Central Texas to west Texas and beyond
A revelatory look into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Dearborn’s biography gives a rich and nuanced portrait of this complex, enigmatically unique American artist, whose same uncontrollable demons that inspired and drove him throughout his life undid him at the end. Dearborn was the recipient of a Harry Ransom Center research fellowship supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment. [Read more…] about Researcher publications
An interview with Bill Goldstein
Tradução de Guilherme Mazzafera S. Vilhena
Em dezembro de 1948, o New York Times publicou um artigo sobre a tradutora Harriet de Onís intitulado “Sra. De Onís põe o saber latino-americano em livro, mas o sabor latino invade sua cozinha” [“Mrs. De Onís puts Latins’ Lore in Book, but Their Cuisine Goes Into Her Kitchen”]. [Read more…] about Gulosa por livros
by Enora Lessinger
I visited the Kazuo Ishiguro archive at the Harry Ransom Center in June 2017, a few months before Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. This British writer of Japanese descent is famous for the suggestive quality of his writing, and in particular for his self-deceived, unreliable narrators. [Read more…] about Fellows Find: Searching for Kazuo Ishiguro’s unreliable narrators
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.