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Ransom Center staff to contribute to new Texas-themed UT Press book series

The University of Texas Press recently announced the undertaking of the publishing project The Texas Bookshelf, a series of 16 books, with an accompanying website, focusing on all things Texan.  All books are to be written by faculty and staff at The University of Texas at Austin.  The inaugural book, to be released in 2017, will be a history of Texas written by Stephen Harrigan, faculty member at the Michener Center for Writers.  The subsequent books will focus on Texas history, business, culture, art, music, film, politics, and more.

 

Of the contributors, two are affiliated with the Harry Ransom Center.

 

Greg Curtis, Humanities Coordinator at the Ransom Center and Senior Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin, plans to write a book on the history of Texas literature, with profiles of the lives of Texas writers and critical responses to their work.

 

Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator at the Ransom Center, will be writing and compiling a volume about the evolution and expansion of twentieth-century photography in Texas, which will feature hundreds of significant images created by important photographers and artists who worked throughout the state during that century.

 

Image: Photo of contributors to UT Press series The Texas Bookshelf by Michael O’Brien.

Photo Friday

Each Friday, the Ransom Center shares photos from throughout the week that highlight a range of activities and collection holdings. We hope you enjoy these photos that reveal some of the everyday happenings at the Center.

Wyatt McSpadden, D. J. Stout, Greg Curtis, Michael O'Brien, and O. Rufus Lovett present at Wednesday's Poetry on the Plaza event, "Portraits." Photo by Pete Smith.
Wyatt McSpadden, D. J. Stout, Greg Curtis, Michael O'Brien, and O. Rufus Lovett present at Wednesday's Poetry on the Plaza event, "Portraits." Photo by Pete Smith.
Michael O'Brien, right,  speaks at Wednesday's Poetry on the Plaza event, "Portraits." Photo by Pete Smith.
Michael O'Brien, right, speaks at Wednesday's Poetry on the Plaza event, "Portraits." Photo by Pete Smith.
Federal Work-Study student Alexandra Mora, an international relations senior, creates a unique enclosure for a photograph from the Andre Kertesz collection. Photo by Edgar Walters.
Federal Work-Study student Alexandra Mora, an international relations senior, creates a unique enclosure for a photograph from the Andre Kertesz collection. Photo by Edgar Walters.