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Fall 2006

Dylan Thomas's "Child's Christmas in Wales" PERFORMANCE Thursday, December 7, 7 p.m.

Enjoy an original jazz version of Dylan Thomas's "Child's Christmas in Wales" performed by Alex Coke, Suzy Stern, and Rich Harney.


Poetry on the Plaza READING Wednesday, December 6, Noon.

Poetry on the Plaza: Rhymes, Rhythm, and Ritual


D A Pennebaker's Town Bloody Hall SCREENING Thursday, November 30, 7 p.m.

D A Pennebaker's Town Bloody Hall (1979) records a raucous 1971 women's liberation debate in New York City between Norman Mailer, Germaine Greer, Diana Trilling, and Jill Johnston.


"Two Cultures" PANEL Wednesday, November 29, 7 p.m.

William Powers, President of The University of Texas at Austin, Nobel Laureate in Physics Steven Weinberg, and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Paul Woodruff converse about the "Two Cultures" of the humanities and sciences for the C. P. Snow Endowed Lecture.


"The Quest for a Mirror with a Memory" LECTURE Thursday, November 16, 7 p.m.

Mark Holzbach, co-founder of Austin's Zebra Imaging, explores 2-D and 3-D imaging technologies, both real and imagined, in "The Quest for a Mirror with a Memory."


Mailer's Tough Guys Don't Dance MAILER VS. HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES Wednesday, November 15, 7 p.m.

Mailer's Tough Guys Don't Dance (1986) stars Ryan O'Neal and Isabella Rossellini.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN


The Sense of Our Time: Norman Mailer and America in Conflict SYMPOSIUM Thursday, November 9-Saturday, November 11

The Flair Symposium, The Sense of Our Time: Norman Mailer and America in Conflict, examines the cultural issues of post-WWII America, using Mailer's work as a starting point. Pre-registration required. Details at www.hrc.utexas.edu/flair.


Feliks Topolski: Portraits of Britain's Twentieth-Century Literary Greats TOUR Thursday, November 2, 5 p.m.

Curators Larry Carver and Peter Mears lead a gallery tour of Feliks Topolski: Portraits of Britain's Twentieth-Century Literary Greats and a discussion of portraiture.


Norman Mailer's Maidstone MAILER VS. HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES Wednesday, November 1, 7 p.m.

Norman Mailer's Maidstone (1970) takes on American politics when a pornographic film director aims to become president of the United States.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN


Poetry on the Plaza: Greenwich Village Voices READING Wednesday, November 1, Noon


Alan Furst READING Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m.

To kick off the Texas Book Festival, author Alan Furst, whose archive is at the Ransom Center, reads excerpts from his novel The Foreign Correspondent. A book signing follows.


Norman Mailer's Wild 90 MAILER VS. HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES Wednesday, October 25, 7 p.m.

Norman Mailer's Wild 90 (1968) delves into the world of American street subculture.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN


Norman Mailer's Beyond the Law MAILER VS. HOLLYWOOD FILM SERIES Wednesday, October 18, 7 p.m.

Starring Norman Mailer and George Plimpton, Mailer's Beyond the Law (1968) chronicles a night spent in a New York City police station.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN


Poetry on the Plaza: The Pilgrim's Progress READING Friday, October 13, Noon


"The Life and Work of Feliks Topolski" LECTURE Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m.

Daniel and Teresa Topolski talk about the life and work of their father, Feliks Topolski, in conjunction with the current exhibition. Co-sponsored by British Studies.


Poetry on the Plaza: Ithaka READING Wednesday, October 11, Noon


"Lee Miller's War" LECTURE Friday, October 6, 7 p.m.

Author Antony Penrose, son of the American photographer Lee Miller, discusses Miller's fine art and documentary photography in "Lee Miller's War."


Poetry on the Plaza: Poetic Portraits READING Friday, October 6, 7 p.m.


Norman Mailer Takes On America TOUR Thursday, September 21, 7 p.m.

Curators lead a gallery tour of Norman Mailer Takes On America.


Author Shelby Hearon READING Thursday, September 14, 5 p.m.

Author Shelby Hearon, whose archive resides at the Ransom Center, reads from her forthcoming novel, The Year of the Dog. A book signing of her previous novels follows.


Austin Museum Day FAMILY Sunday, September 10, Noon-5 p.m.

Celebrate Austin Museum Day with cultural fun for the whole family.


Poetry on the Plaza: Inspired by Summer READING Wednesday, September 6, Noon


Spring / Summer 2006

"The Interaction of Pen, Paper, and Scribe: The Technical and Aesthetic Forces that Shape our Letterforms." LECTURE Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m.

Mark Van Stone presents "The Interaction of Pen, Paper, and Scribe: The Technical and Aesthetic Forces that Shape our Letterforms."


D/x ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES SCREENING SERIES Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m.

Luke Savisky premieres D/x, a live projection piece using multiple projectors, along with highlights from indoor and outdoor installation works.


"Alphabetology" LECTURE Thursday, June 29, 7 p.m.

Barry Powell, Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, focuses on the nature and origin of the Greek alphabet in his lecture "Alphabetology."


Dan Burkholder's "Digital Blitz" WORKSHOP Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dan Burkholder's "Digital Blitz" teaches participants how to use modern technology, including digital negatives, to create alternative process photographs. Pre-registration and payment required. Details at www.hrc.utexas.edu/workshops.


"Analog/Digital: Bridging the Gap" PANEL Friday, June 16, 7 p.m.

"Analog/Digital: Bridging the Gap" features photographers Dan Burkholder, Jesseca Ferguson, and Mike Ware, all of whom have work in The Image Wrought exhibition.


"If Gold Rust, What Shall Iron Do?" LECTURE Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m.

British photographic process historian and alternative process photographer Mike Ware asks "If Gold Rust, What Shall Iron Do?"


Richard Linklater's Waking Life ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES SCREENING SERIES Thursday, June 8, 7 p.m.

The dreamlike imagery of director Richard Linklater's Waking Life (2001) was captured through rotoscoping software that allowed artists to digitally "paint" over footage of live actors.


"An Ode to Typewriters" PANEL Thursday, June 1, 7 p.m.

Book critic and writer Ed Nawotka hosts "An Ode to Typewriters," a panel discussion of writers who compose on typewriters.


Robert Rodriguez's Sin City ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES SCREENING SERIES Thursday, MAY 25, 7 p.m.

Director Robert Rodriguez adapts the art of Frank Miller's noir graphic novel series to the big screen exclusively using digital technology in Sin City (2005).


"The Imperious Will: Lillian Hellman and the Estate of Dashiell Hammett" LECTURE Thursday, MAY 4, 7 p.m.

For the Erle Stanley Gardner Endowed Lecture, scholar Richard Layman explores "The Imperious Will: Lillian Hellman and the Estate of Dashiell Hammett" in conjunction with Texas Mystery Week.


Poetry on the Plaza: CSI: Crime Scene Interpretations READING Wednesday, MAY 3, Noon


"Intermedia" LECTURE Tuesday, MAY 2, 7 p.m.

Samantha Krukowski, Assistant Professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin, discusses and screens "Intermedia," creative works that utilize multiple media and multimodal practices.


"Making an Ambrotype" WORKSHOP Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman conduct "Making an Ambrotype" in the Ransom Center's darkroom facilities. Pre-registration and payment required. Details at www.hrc.utexas.edu/workshops.


"The Revival of Historic Photographic Processes" LECTURE Friday, April 28, 7 p.m.

Artists and photographic process historians Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman chronicle "The Revival of Historic Photographic Processes."


Poetry on the Plaza: Gary Mex Glazner READING Wednesday, April 19, Noon


"The Origins of Writing" LECTURE Thursday, April 13, 5 p.m.

Denise Schmandt-Besserat, Professor Emerita at The University of Texas at Austin, examines "The Origins of Writing."

TOM LEA ROOM


"Technologies of Innovation: The Visual Exuberance of Eighteenth-Century Print Culture" LECTURE Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m.

For the 2006 Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowed Lecture, Professor of English Janine Barchas presents "Technologies of Innovation: The Visual Exuberance of Eighteenth-Century Print Culture."


Poetry on the Plaza: Muscled Like the Lion READING Wednesday, April 5, Noon


Lorie Novak presents "Reverb" LECTURE Monday, April 3, 7 p.m.

New York photographer Lorie Novak presents "Reverb," a multimedia work that explores photography and memory.


!Pablo Neruda! !Presente! SCREENING Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m.

Mark Eisner discusses and screens his film !Pablo Neruda! !Presente!, a documentary on the life and poetry of Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature at The University of Texas at Austin.


"Books, Bookshelves, Pencils, and Paper Clips" LECTURE Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.

Henry Petroski, Professor at Duke University and author of The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance, presents "Books, Bookshelves, Pencils, and Paper Clips." Co-sponsored by the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.


"Victorian Photoshop: The Photographs of Henry Peach Robinson." LECTURE Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m.

Associate Curator of Photography David Coleman discusses "Victorian Photoshop: The Photographs of Henry Peach Robinson."


Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver ADLER AT THE ALAMO Thursday, March 9, 7 p.m. ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN

Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. Part of the Method Acting Masterpieces: The Adler School Film Series.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN


"Photosynthesis: Art and Science" LECTURE Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.

California photographer Binh Danh talks about his work with chlorophyll prints and more in "Photosynthesis: Art and Science."


Explore UT Day FAMILY Saturday, March 4, Noon-5 p.m.

Explore UT Day: Family fun of a cultural nature, including make-your-own cyanotypes


Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde ADLER AT THE ALAMO Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde (1967) starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Part of the Method Acting Masterpieces: The Adler School Film Series.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN


"Literature Live" PERFORMANCE Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.

Enjoy "literature live" as two Austin actors perform short stories from The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006.


Poetry on the Plaza: Lyric(s) READING Wednesday, March 1, Noon


Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront ADLER AT THE ALAMO Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.

Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954) starring Marlon Brando. Part of the Method Acting Masterpieces: The Adler School Film Series.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE DOWNTOWN


The Stella Adler Celebration Friday, February 17-Saturday, February 18

The Stella Adler Celebration explores the legacy of one of America's great acting teachers. Events include a multimedia presentation about Adler, a screening of rare footage from her acting lectures, and former student and filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich speaking about Adler and screening The Last Picture Show (1971). Complete details at www.hrc.utexas.edu/adler.


"Why Write When You Can Speak, Sing, and Remember?" LECTURE Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m.

Tom Palaima, Dickson Centennial Professor of Classics at The University of Texas at Austin and nationally-syndicated columnist, inquires "Why Write When You Can Speak, Sing, and Remember?"


"Make it Blue" TOUR Thursday, February 2, 7 p.m.

Exhibition curator and Assistant Curator of Photography Linda Briscoe Myers leads "Make it Blue," a gallery tour of The Image Wrought.


Poetry on the Plaza: The Beowulf Poets READING Wednesday, February 1, Noon



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