Ransom Center Welcomes New Executive Curator for Academic Programs: Kurt Heinzelman
University of Texas at Austin English Professor Kurt Heinzelman, long-time friend of the Ransom Center, was recently appointed to a newly created position within the Center. Professor Heinzelman will coordinate and manage academic programs and initiatives. The position of Executive Curator for Academic Programs is the culmination of a long-held goal of Center Director Tom Staley to make better connections with the University community. And Kurt Heinzelman is the right man for the job. In addition to teaching in the University's English Department, he is a faculty member in the James A. Michener Center for Writers and former Director of Graduate Studies in English. His scholarly fields of interest are British Romanticism and modern poetry, in which he has published extensively. His most recent book is The Halfway Tree, a collection of his own poems.
Kurt will be involved with Ransom Center activities and programs such as Fellowships, Interns, Lectures, Conferences, Poetry on the Plaza, and exhibitions, as well as serving as liaison with University departments and libraries, the Humanities Institute, Plan II Honors Program, and the Michener Center for Writers.