The Dylan@80 symposium will celebrate the artist’s global reach with panelists from around the world. The opening session on Saturday, May 22 features three Italian scholars who will survey Dylan’s work from Highway 61 Revisited to Rough and Rowdy Ways. This is only one of seventeen sessions designed to reach across different time zones while still providing live interaction between fans, scholars, journalists, musicians and artists. For more information about Dylan@80, visit our website, sign up for our newsletter, or follow us on Facebook. Registration opens this week!
Mario Gerolamo Mossa, Highway 61 Decoded: From the Typewriter to the Mercury Sound
Mario Gerolamo Mossa is a PhD candidate in “Italian Studies” at the University of Pisa. He collaborated with Alessandro Carrera in the Italian translation of Dylan’s lyrics and published the monograph Bob Dylan and Like a Rolling Stone. Filologia, composizione, performance [Mimesis, 2021], which is one of the first academic books based on unpublished materials stored at the Bob Dylan Archive® in Tulsa.
Fabio Fantuzzi, Blood on the Tracks Revisited: From the Mercury Sound to the Paintings Trilogy
Fabio Fantuzzi earned his PhD in “American Studies” at Roma Tre University. He has published several essays on Dylan and co-edited the book Bob Dylan and the Arts: Songs, Film, Paintings, and Sculpture in Dylan’s Universe (Storia e Letteratura, 2021), born out of the first Italian academic conference on Dylan. As a singer-songwriter, he released albums and collaborated with historical exponents of the New York folk scene.
Valentina Vetri, “I’m falling in love with Calliope”: Muses and Inspiration in Dylan’s Poetics
Valentina Vetri is Adjunct Professor of English Language and Translation at the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Bologna. She holds a PhD in Translation Studies from the University of Birmingham. She has published various translations of English authors into Italian. At the University of Bologna, she also teaches a seminar on Bob Dylan’s language and creativity.