Poetry on the Plaza: Improv-ed Holiday Tunes READING Wednesday, December 7, Noon
Beyond The Rocks SCREENING Thursday, December 1, 8 p.m.
In conjunction with The Association of Moving Image Archivists conference, the Ransom Center and Milestone Films present Beyond The Rocks (1922), starring Gloria Swanson and Rudolf Valentino. Lost for decades, a print of this important film was recently discovered in a collection donated to the Nederlands Filmmuseum. Martin Scorsese calls it "a cause for celebration... a testament to the extraordinary artistry of silent cinema."
"The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3: The Novels" LECTURE Wednesday, November 30, 7 p.m.
Les Klinger, author of works on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, discusses and signs The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3: The Novels.
"The Moonrise Photographs of Ansel Adams" LECTURE Wednesday, November 16, 7 p.m.
Don Olson, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Texas State University, presents "The Moonrise Photographs of Ansel Adams."
2005 Amon Carter Lecture with Frank Gohlke LECTURE Thursday, November 10, 7 p.m.
For the 2005 Amon Carter Lecture, Frank Gohlke, a leader in American landscape photography, talks about his images and the work of Ansel Adams.
Curator's Tour of Ansel Adams: A Legacy TOUR Friday, November 4, 6 p.m.
Associate Curator of Photography David Coleman leads a gallery tour of Ansel Adams: A Legacy.
Poetry on the Plaza: The Poem Itself READING Wednesday, November 2, Noon
Author Simon Winchester READING Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m.
To open the 2005 Texas Book Festival, author Simon Winchester reads from A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. A book signing follows.
Arthur and Barbara Gelb LECTURE Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Arthur and Barbara Gelb, authors of O'Neill: Life with Monte Cristo, speak about Eugene O'Neill and their collaboration with filmmaker Ric Burns on an upcoming movie about this American dramatist.
"Sublime vs. Intimate Visions: Ansel Adams and the Traditions of Landscape Photography" LECTURE Thursday, October 13, 7 p.m.
Ellen Handy, Executive Curator for Photography and Visual Materials at the Ransom Center, presents an inaugural address, "Sublime vs. Intimate Visions: Ansel Adams and the Traditions of Landscape Photography."
"Shakespeare and the Ethics of Authority" LECTURE Monday, October 10, 7 p.m.
Stephen Greenblatt, professor at Harvard University and editor of The Norton Shakespeare, presents "Shakespeare and the Ethics of Authority." Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.
Landscapes in the American West SYMPOSIUM Wednesday, October 5-Thursday, October 6
On Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m., John Elder, Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, presents "'A Certain Slant of Light': Ansel Adams and the Luminist Tradition in American Literature."
On Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m., writers/environmentalists Rick Bass, John Elder, and Robin Doughty respond to Ansel Adams's art and activism. Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.
Poetry on the Plaza: Poetry at Point SurREADING Wednesday, October 5, Noon
Poetry on the Plaza: Actors from the London Stage READING Friday, September 30, Noon
Poetry on the Plaza: Actors from the London Stage READING Wednesday, September 28, Noon
"Ansel Adams: One With Beauty" LECTURE Friday, September 23, 7 p.m.
Mary Street Alinder, author of Ansel Adams: A Biography and Adams's chief assistant from 1979 to 1984, presents "Ansel Adams: One With Beauty."
Austin Museum Day FAMILY Sunday, September 18, Noon-5 p.m.
Celebrate Austin Museum Day with cultural fun for the whole family.
Colloqueneau: Queneau for Everybody SYMPOSIUM Friday, September 16-Saturday, September 17, ALL DAY
Colloqueneau: Queneau for Everybody features U.S. and international participants celebrating the French writer Raymond Queneau, whose papers are at the Ransom Center. Co-sponsored by the Department of French and Italian at The University of Texas at Austin and the France-UT Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film SCREENING Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m.
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (2002), directed by Ric Burns. Part of the PBS American Experience series.
Poetry on the Plaza: Poetryscapes READING Wednesday, September 7, Noon
Spring / Summer 2005
"Healing Traumatized Communities: Media and Art" LECTURE Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m.
Ricardo Ainslie, Professor of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, presents "Healing Traumatized Communities: Media and Art."
Metropolis SUMMER VOYAGES FILM SERIES Thursday, July 7, 7 p.m.
Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927).
Slacker SUMMER VOYAGES FILM SERIES Thursday, June 30, 7 p.m.
Richard Linklater's Slacker (1991).
Place: Photographs of Environment and Community PANEL Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m.
Photographers O. Rufus Lovett, Laura Calfi, and Craig J. Barber discuss their varied approaches to capturing location and environment, as seen in the exhibition Place: Photographs of Environment and Community.
Jim Lehrer LECTURE Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m.
Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS, talks about his latest book, The Franklin Affair, and the current state of journalism. Book signing follows.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner SUMMER VOYAGES FILM SERIES Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m.
Zacharias Kunuk's Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001).
Denis Cosgrove, Professor of Geography at UCLA LECTURE Friday, June 3, 7 p.m.
Denis Cosgrove, Professor of Geography at UCLA, examines the intersections between art and cartography.
The Thin Red Line SUMMER VOYAGES FILM SERIES Thursday, MAY 26, 7 p.m.
Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line (1998), based on James Jones's autobiographical novel, kicks off the Summer Voyages Film Series.
"In Flight: Artists' Books, Fine Bindings, and Broadsides" LECTURE Thursday, MAY 19, 7 p.m.
Austin bookbinding artist Priscilla Spitler leads a gallery tour and discussion of the exhibition In Flight: Artists' Books, Fine Bindings, and Broadsides.
Poetry on the Plaza: World Poetry READING Wednesday, MAY 4, Noon
Norman Mailer LECTURE Wednesday, April 27, 6 p.m.
Norman Mailer, one of the most distinguished and controversial writers of the twentieth century, speaks about his life and works.
B. IDEN PAYNE THEATRE
Poetry on the Plaza: Forty Acres of Words READING Wednesday, April 27, Noon
"Community and the Loss of Place" LECTURE Sunday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Bob Mugerauer, Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Washington, presents "Community and the Loss of Place."
Beckett's Way with Shakespeare's Words" LECTURE Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Christopher Ricks examines "Beckett's Way with Shakespeare's Words."
Poetry on the Plaza: Slam READING Wednesday, April 20, Noon
"Blonde on Blonde: Bob Dylan's Poetry" LECTURE Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Christopher Ricks, Warren Professor of the Humanities and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, presents "Blonde on Blonde: Bob Dylan's Poetry." His book, Dylan's Visions of Sin, serves as the definitive literary study of this pop-culture icon.
Poetry on the Plaza: Geographies READING Wednesday, April 13, Noon
"You Are Here; Wish You Were There: The Allure of Travel" LECTURE Monday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Peter Turchi, Director of the Warren Wilson College Writing Program and author of Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer, discusses "You Are Here; Wish You Were There: The Allure of Travel."
Poetry on the Plaza: The Beats READING Wednesday, April 6, Noon
Worse than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush LECTURE Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
John Dean, former White House counsel to Nixon, discusses the Watergate Papers and his book Worse than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush.
"The Richest Map Dealer's Catalog in the World: Foundations of Western Cartography at the Ransom Center" LECTURE Friday, April 1, 7 p.m.
David Buisseret, Professor of History at The University of Texas at Arlington, presents "The Richest Map Dealer's Catalog in the World: Foundations of Western Cartography at the Ransom Center."
"The Invention of Hollywood Glamour: Ruth Harriet Louise and MGM" LECTURE Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Bruce Robertson, professor of Art History at the University of California Santa Barbara, presents "The Invention of Hollywood Glamour: Ruth Harriet Louise and MGM."
Get Carter BRIT NOIR AT THE ALAMO Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m.
Get Carter (1971), starring Michael Caine
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN
"An Evening with Evelyn" SCREENING Sunday, March 6, 6 p.m.
"An Evening with Evelyn," featuring clips from a BBC interview with Evelyn Waugh and from The Scarlet Woman. The Loved One (1965), starring Robert Morse and Jonathan Winters, follows.
Explore UT Day FAMILY Saturday, March 5, ALL DAY
Family fun of a cultural nature
Night and the City BRIT NOIR AT THE ALAMO Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Jules Dassin's Night and the City (1950), starring Richard Widmark
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN
"Modern Caricature and Miguel Covarrubias" LECTURE Wednesday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Wendy Wick Reaves, Curator at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., presents "Modern Caricature and Miguel Covarrubias."
Poetry on the Plaza: TEXAS READING Wednesday, March 2, Noon
O. Henry Prize Stories READING Tuesday March 1, 7 p.m.
Laura Furman, Professor of English and Series Editor of The O. Henry Prize Stories, hosts a celebration of the O. Henry Prize Stories 2005. Pamela Christian and Ev Lunning read three of the winning short stories.
"The Living Room" PERFORMANCE Friday, February 25, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
L.A. Theatre Works performs Graham Greene's play "The Living Room" in radio-theater format. The Ransom Center holds original manuscript materials for this play.
Playwright Anthony H. Smith LECTURE Friday, February 25, 3 p.m.
Playwright Anthony H. Smith discusses literary friendships, including his own with Zulfikar Ghose and Tom Stoppard.
Brighton Rock BRIT NOIR AT THE ALAMO Thursday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Graham Greene's Brighton Rock (1947), starring Richard Attenborough
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN
The Third Man BRIT NOIR AT THE ALAMO Thursday, February 17, 7 p.m.
Graham Greene's The Third Man (1949), starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN
Beowulf PERFORMANCE Monday, February 14, 7 p.m.
Benjamin Bagby performs a segment of Beowulf. Pre-performance discussion at 3 p.m. Monday. Post-performance discussion at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Author Don DeLillo READING Thursday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
Award-winning author Don DeLillo gives a public reading to celebrate the opening of his archive.
All The President's Men SCREENING Saturday, February 5, 2 p.m.
The Ransom Center screens All The President's Men (1976) to celebrate the opening of the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers.
Poetry on the Plaza: Glamour and Grammar READING Wednesday, February 2, Noon
Poet Christopher Middleton READING Thursday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Christopher Middleton, Professor Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin and one of Britain's greatest living poets, reads selections from his work. The Ransom Center holds his archive.
"The Cult of Celebrity and the Place of Stars" LECTURE Wednesday, January 26, 7 p.m.
Janet Staiger, William P. Hobby Centennial Professor in Communications at The University of Texas at Austin, discusses "The Cult of Celebrity and the Place of Stars."