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Dylan Institute

Conference Interview: “New Approaches to Bob Dylan”

The “New Approaches to Bob Dylan” Conference is being held October 4-5 in Odense, Denmark. The Dylan Institute at TU recently had an opportunity to discuss the exciting conference with Professor Ann-Marie Mai, (University of Southern Denmark) who organized the... MORE

The Institute Announces a New Advisory Board

  In October 2017, the University of Tulsa announced the formation of the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies, which is designed to foster new work and innovative research into the one of the world’s most complex and influential artists. During... MORE

The Dylan Questionnaire: John Troutman

John Troutman is the Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.  His first book, Indian Blues: American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1879-1934, won the Western History Association’s biennial 2011 W. Turrentine Jackson Prize for... MORE

The Dylan Questionnaire: David Gaines

In the second installment of our blog series, David Gaines, English professor and Dylan expert (and superfan), answers the Dylan Questionnaire. What was the first Dylan album you purchased? What’s your favorite? Your least favorite? First album: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan... MORE

Dylan in the Classroom 2018

Does the work of Bob Dylan belong in the classroom? Is pop music really worth studying? If so, then can and should we treat it like more traditional forms of literature, art, or classical music? Or do we need new... MORE

Spending Christmas with Bob Dylan

Dylan, we know, is a changeling—a musical shape-shifter whose extraordinary talents have twisted and turned through folk and rock, country and roots, gospel and the blues. Some of these transformations have arrived like lightening strikes and become part of the... MORE

The Dylan Questionnaire: Dylan Hills

Welcome to the first in an ongoing series of posts where we ask Bob Dylan fans about the role The Bard has played in their lives. This week, Dylan Hills, a first-semester TU student (and Dylan namesake) answers our questionnaire. What... MORE