Registration is now open for The David Foster Wallace Symposium
The Ransom Center hosts The David Foster Wallace Symposium on April 5 and 6. Symposium registration is limited, but all symposium events will be webcast live. Participants must register online. The $55 registration fee includes access to all events on the schedule. LEARN MORE or REGISTER.
Win one of 10 signed copies of a Denis Johnson book
The Denis Johnson archive is now open for research. Johnson’s collection includes manuscripts, typescripts, research materials, journals, correspondence, family photos and juvenilia, press clippings, books, and other items. VIEW some of the materials—from a paper plate to coasters— in Johnson’s collection and select your favorite for the chance to win one of the signed copies of Tree of Smoke. Also, READ what it was like to process this collection from the archivist's point of view.
Ransom Center acquires two photographs of Spalding Gray
The Ransom Center recently acquired two images of writer and actor Spalding Gray (1941-2004) taken by photographer Ann Rhoney in Gray's New York loft in 1990. The Ransom Center acquired Gray's archive in 2010, and the collection recently opened for research. LEARN MORE about the photo shoot in which these two iconic images of the performer were captured.
Storytellers from The Moth view Spalding Gray archive
Two storytellers from The Moth, a non-profit organization based in New York dedicated to the art of storytelling, recently toured the Spalding Gray archive at the Ransom Center. The Moth follows the storytelling tradition pioneered by Gray. LEARN MORE about what the visitors saw in the archive and what the materials reveal about Gray's creative process.
Join us for "Kings & Creators"
Eat, drink, and be merry (Luke 12:19) on Friday, March 2 at the opening reception for the exhibition The King James Bible: Its History and Influence. Guests will enjoy a first look at the exhibition, a royal photo booth, screenings, light hors d’oeuvres, seventeenth-century English music performed by musicians from The University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music, and more. JOIN or PURCHASE tickets for $20 (valet parking included). LEARN MORE.
Ransom Center hosts teacher workshops related to The King James Bible: Its History and Influence
In conjunction with its exhibition The King James Bible: Its History and Influence, the Ransom Center hosts teacher workshops on Saturday, March 24 and Saturday, March 31. The workshop on March 24 examines the historical influence of the King James translation and is designed for social studies teachers at the junior high and high school levels. The workshop on March 31 focuses on the King James Bible’s literary influence and is designed for language arts teachers at the junior high and high school levels. LEARN MORE.
View video clip "Making Discoveries in the Film Collection"
Curator of Film Steve Wilson provides an overview of the Ransom Center’s film collection, which covers the range of the filmmaking experience. VIEW VIDEO.