The Ransom Center has awarded 51 fellowships for the upcoming year to postdoctoral, dissertation and independent researchers studying such diverse topics as civil liberties, nineteenth-century Latinx arts and literature, cookbooks, and more.
During the modernist era, writers experimented with the language of the street in their works. Brooks Hefner’s The Word on the Streets explores how multiple writers of different genres used street slang to emphasize classism through dialect. At the Ransom Center, Hefner consulted the archives of influential detective fiction writers Dashiell Hammett and Erle Stanley Gardner to inform his book. [Read more…] about The word on the streets
“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