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Fall 2008 Newsletter

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2008 Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium. Click to enlarge.

In response to the ever-increasing global interest in the future of research libraries and archives, digitization, preservation, and the value of original materials, the Harry Ransom Center brings together leading figures in the field for its seventh biennial Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium, Creating a Usable Past: Writers, Archives, and Institutions, from November 13 to November 15, 2008.

Writers, archivists, agents, publishers, library directors, and scholars will examine the ways in which they are both actively and passively engaged in creating a literary and personal past for future generations to study.

Speakers include: Lee Blessing, Denis Johnson, Tim O'Brien, Amy Tan, and National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia, and library directors Stephen Enniss of Emory University, Kris Kiesling of the University of Minnesota, Breon Mitchell of Indiana University, Richard Ovenden of the University of Oxford, Ben Primer of Princeton University, Michael Ryan of Columbia University, Alice Schreyer of the University of Chicago, Thomas F. Staley of the University of Texas at Austin, and Frank Turner of Yale University.

The Flair Symposium honors the ideals set forth by Fleur Cowles and her landmark Flair magazine.

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