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June 2008

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Writers Reflect 

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 IMAGE CREDITS
Masthead image:
(Detail) Kenneth Patchen's "In Back of Every Thoughtful Chicken" (1955).
News image:
Jim Crace.
Exhibitions image
Donna De Cesare, Edgar Bolańos — "There are lots of people here who want to kill me. I don't mean homeboys. I mean the really bad people from the organized crime rings and other people who just hate us."
Public Programs image:
Film still from The Wild One.
Insider's Perspective image:
Ransom Center Curator of Photography David Coleman, photo by Bruno Morlan.

  NEWS

Jim CraceArchive of writer Jim Crace acquired

The Ransom Center has acquired the archive of novelist and playwright Jim Crace. The acquisition includes all of Crace's manuscripts, not just of his novels but of stories, plays and essays, including the acclaimed works Continent, Arcadia, Quarantine, Being Dead, and The Pesthouse. LISTEN to Crace read from some of his works.

 

Fellowship recipients announced for 2008-09

The Ransom Center has awarded more than 50 fellowships for the upcoming academic year to scholars from 17 states and 9 countries. VIEW a list of recipients and what topics they will be researching this year.

 

Ransom Center holds papers of director Frith Banbury, 1912-2008

The papers of British actor, director, and producer of the late Banbury are available at the Ransom Center. The papers consist of scripts, correspondence, posters, programs, photographs, publicity clippings and scrapbooks, and financial records spanning Banbury’s career. LEARN MORE.

  CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Inside El SalvadorThrough August 3

Inside El Salvador

This photography exhibition chronicles the height of the civil war in El Salvador in the early 1980s and depicts those directly involved with the conflict, including the guerilla forces and the army, and the war’s effects on the civilian population. LEARN MORE.

 

On the Road with the Beats

This exhibition traces the travels of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and their friends across America and the globe. Manuscripts, books, photographs, and visual art from the Ransom Center’s collections tell the story of the Beat Generation and the literary and social revolution they inspired. LEARN MORE.


  JUNE PROGRAMS

The Wild OneTHURSDAY, JUNE 5, 7 P.M.
REBEL CLASSICS FILM SERIES László Benedek’s The Wild One (1953), starring Marlon Brando.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 7 P.M. JESSEN AUDITORIUM
PERFORMANCE The Violet Crown Radio Players produce an episode of Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason in a live recreation of a 1950s radio broadcast.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 7 P.M.
LECTURE Ricardo Ainslie, Professor of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, presents “Memory and Reconciliation: Civil War and Trauma in El Salvador.”

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 9 P.M.
MULTIMEDIA Luke Savisky and Graham Reynolds present Film Action 7, an outdoor projection, dance, and music performance in the plaza, using the Ransom Center’s building as the canvas.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 7 P.M.
REBEL CLASSICS FILM SERIES Nicolas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause (1955), starring James Dean.


INSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE

David Coleman

Curating Inside El Salvador

In this video, Ransom Center Curator of Photography David Coleman delves into how he curated the current exhibition Inside El Salvador and what he learned about the importance of the stories in the exhibition. LEARN MORE.

 

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