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
Clinton Heylin, who was described by Rolling Stone in February 2016 as ‘perhaps the world’s authority on all things Dylan,’ will be visiting Tulsa on March 30th and 31st for the Dislocations and Migrations Symposium, hosted by COTA (Cultures of... MORE
Gathering in Tulsa at the Helmerich Center for American Research on March 30-31, Dislocations and Migrations Symposium, a COTA Symposium coordinates university and community scholar/activists, archivists, writers, curators, and librarians to explore the multiple dimensions of human displacement. The panel, “Bob... MORE
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
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
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
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
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