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Call for Papers: The World of Bob Dylan

The Dylan Institute would like to send this friendly reminder about the Call for Papers for the World of Bob Dylan. The conference will take place in 2019, May 30th-June 2nd. Registration and the submission deadline is only a month away!


The organizing committee welcomes proposals for 15 to 20-minutes papers and presentations.  To submit, please send a title, a 250-word abstract that summarizes the topic and complete contact information (name, email, and any institutional affiliation). The organizers will group these papers into panels.

Panel Proposals

Panels consist of three or four speakers focused on a common topic or idea.  To submit a panel proposal, the chair should send a 500-word abstract that includes a name for the session as well as presentation titles for each participant.  The chair and each proposed panelist should provide an email address and any institutional affiliation.

Roundtable Proposals

These special sessions are meant to encourage conversation, debate, and the exchange of ideas around broadly compelling topics (e.g. Cover Songs or Teaching Dylan).  Roundtables should be proposed by a single moderator and and may include up to five participants.  The focus should be on conversation among the panelists and the audience rather than on the delivery of prepared remarks.  Roundtable proposals should include 250-word summaries of the topic to be explored along with the names and email addresses of the chair and each participant.

Submission Instructions

Beginning September 1, paper, panel, and roundtable submissions should be sent either within the body of an email or as an attachment to  Please include the label PROPOSAL on the subject line.  We will confirm receipt of all submissions within five days.


Jan 15              Paper, Panel, and Roundtable Submission Deadline. Registration Opens.

UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties, Registration has been postponed to shortly after the original Jan. 15th deadline. Continue to follow us here and social media, and we will provide an update as soon as registration is open.


Feb 15              Notification

For more information, follow this link to the official page for the World of Bob Dylan.

Call for Papers: The World of Bob Dylan