Responding to news of the singer’s passing in January 2016, the official NASA twitter account tweeted “Rest in peace, David Bowie. ‘And the stars look very different today.’” For Bowie, one of humankind’s hitherto unanswered questions was Read more
This year’s issue of Austin’s own creative writing journal Bat City Review featured a showcase of the late poet James Tate’s work comprised of manuscripts and art from Tate’s collection housed at the Ransom Center. Read more
The Ransom Center is pleased to share its annual report covering the 2014–2015 academic year. Ransom Center Director Stephen Enniss notes that “The Ransom Center reached new records in numerous categories, including the number of visitors to our exhibitions, the numbers of students we served, and the number of onsite researchers we supported.”
Read the report to learn about the banner year of growth, including additions to the Center’s collections.
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Alison K. Frazier, Editor The Saint between Manuscript and Print in Italy, 1400–1600 University of Toronto Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, July 2015
The 12 essays in this volume identify mutually interactive developments in media and saints’ cults at a time and in a place when both underwent profound change. Focusing on the Italian peninsula between 1400 and 1600, authors analyze specific sites of intense cultural production and innovation. The volume invites further study of saints of all sorts—canonized, popularly recognized, or self-proclaimed—in the fluid media environment of early modernity. Read more
In 1986, the Ransom Center acquired the celebrated Carl H. Pforzheimer library of English literature, 1475–1700. Rich in the major works of early English literature, the library boasts significant titles by Francis Bacon, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Donne, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, and William Shakespeare. Since its acquisition the Center has added about 40 titles to the collection—five of them in the last year—all within the scope of the library’s focus on early English literature and culture. Read more