“The literary value, if I may say it, of this span of empty space on the page, which mentally separates groups of words or words themselves, is to periodically accelerate or slow the movement, the scansion, the sequence even, given one’s simultaneous view of the entirety of the page…” (Stéphane Mallarmé, “Observation Relative au Poème Un Coup de Dés jamais n’abolira le Hasard,” Cosmopolis, May 1897, p. 412 [trans.]) [Read more…] about Meticulous free verse: Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés and Ellsworth Kelly
Stories to Tell
The Ransom Center’s Stories to Tell exhibition features a rotating selection from the Ransom Center’s holdings.
In early July 2017, a little over a month after I started as the new early books and manuscripts curator at the Ransom Center, a colleague informed me that [Read more…] about In the Galleries: Interactive design in early printed books
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
Featured in the Stories to Tell exhibition is a rare exclusive look at Henri Matisse’s art book, Jazz (1947). [Read more…] about In the Galleries: Rare opportunity to see Henri Matisse’s Jazz on display
The Harry Ransom Center holds a wide variety of materials, from Robert De Niro’s Taxi Driver script and costume to Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves. These and many other items are on display in our current exhibition Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center. The stories told in the exhibition can bring to mind music that’s meaningful to your experiences, and we invite you to share [Read more…] about This reminds me of a song…