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Saturday June 1


8:30 Registration Table Opens in Upper Lobby

9:00 Coffee and Snacks

SESSION H: 9:30-11:00

H1: Out of the Archive II

tulsa south

Mark Davidson (chair)
Larry Starr, Bob Dylan’s Essential Harmonica
Betsy Bowden, “A Poem Ain’t a Song / Nyanh, a Poem Ain’t a Song / The Time Is Ripe to Right that Wrong”
Richard F. Thomas, “Too Serious to Fool”

H2: Visual Art

Tulsa north

Shawn Holliday (chair)
Anne-Marie Mai, The Melancholy of Bob Dylan’s Songs and Paintings
Fabio Fantuzzi, Ut Pictura “Poiesis” Bob Dylan and Painting
Bob S. Keyes, Bob Dylan’s Visual Language

H3: Musical Activism

oklahoma ballroom

Antonio de Velasco (chair)
Richard Lee, Bob Dylan, Citizen Journalist: Exploring “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”
Michael L. Perlin, “You That Build the Death Planes”: Bob Dylan, War and International Affairs

H4: Stardom: Celebrity, Fans, and Covers

tulsa central

Kevin Dettmar (chair)
David R. Shumway, Dylan on Celebrity and Identity
James Adams, “Get in on the Action and Scribble” – The Fugitive World of Bob Dylan Fanzines
Debra Rae Cohen, (unable to attend) Any Bob Dylan Song

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break


Session I: Ann Powers Keynote

Bob Dylan’s Body: Sex, Love, and Gender

tulsa ballroom


1:00 Lunch On Your Own

SESSION J: 2:00-3:30

J1: Gotta Serve Somebody I

oklahoma ballroom

Chris LeDrew (chair)
Len Cazaly, “May Your Song Always Be Sung”: Bob Dylan, Modern Day Psalmist
Jonathan Verbeten, “Bob Dylan’s God-Awful Gospel”: Keith Green and the “Jesus Phase”
Jeffrey S. Lamp, “When He Returns”: An Investigation of the Theological Influences on Bob Dylan’s Eschatology

J2: Different Voices: Politics and Fandom

tulsa south

Brian Hosmer (chair)
Nicolette Rohr, “Them Screamin Girls”: Folk, Rock, and Dylan Fandom
Laura Tenschert, “What’s A Sweetheart Like You Doing In A Dump Like This?” – Women and the World Of Bob Dylan: A Case For Diversity In His Cultural Reception
Antonio de Velasco, Nature, Solidarity and Change: “Chimes of Freedom” at the first Clinton Inaugural

J3: Dylan at Work: On the Page

tulsa central

Peter Hammond (chair)
Mario Gerolamo Mossa, The Unpublished Autographs of “Like a Rolling Stone”: a New Insight into Dylan’s Vocal Composition of “Three-Dimensional Songs” Crossing Orality, Musicology and Textual Criticism
Gisle Selnes, Dylan’s Dummy Lyrics
Marc A. Mamigonian, Don’t Steal, Don’t Lift: James Joyce and Bob Dylan, Borrowing and “Stolentelling”

J4: The Literature of Lyrics and Liner Notes

tulsa north

Scott Peeples (chair)
David Brackett, (unable to attend) Bob Dylan’s Eat the Document and the Limits of Mass Cult Modernism
Dustin Lowman, IlLiterature for the Literate: The Social Conditions Motivating Bob Dylan’s Inverted Folk
Loren Glass, Literary Liner Notes

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

SESSION K: 4:00-5:30

K1: Dylan at Work: Blood on the Tracks

tulsa south

Kirsten Olds (chair)
Anne Margaret Daniel, Blood on the Tracks: The Notebooks and Drafts
Kevin Dettmar, Dylan, Plagiarized Emotion, and the Phrasal Imagination
Anastasia Karel, Tangled Up in the Tracks

K2: If You Cannot Bring Good News: Continuous Engagement Amid Apprehension in Dylan’s Responses to Social Injustice

oklahoma ballroom

George A. Dunn (chair)
Taigen Dan Leighton, Cruel Weapons on the Shelf: Continuing Expressions of Protest
Steven Heine, When Your Train Gets Lost: Explaining Dylan’s Reluctant Prophetic Voice
Brook Ziporyn, “Prob’ly Take It to The Pawn Shop”: Dylan Contra Dylan and the Beauty of Self-Hatred
Preston Keido Houser, Thunder at the Well: Yin-Yang Equilibriums in Dylan’s Social Responses

K3: Mysteries of Meaning

tulsa north

John Cusatis (chair)
Toby Daspit, Why Bob Dylan Matters to 21st Century, and Beyond: An Exploration of Dylan’s Postmodern/Posthuman Educational Philosophies
Tanzil Chowdhury, Dylan through Derrida: The Secret in the Songs of Bob Dylan
Glenn Hughes, Bob Dylan’s Evocations of Mystery

K4: Teaching Roundtable II

tulsa central

Pedagogically diverse teacher-scholars from Hibbing, New York, and Texas address the increasing presence of Dylan’s work on secondary and higher education syllabi as well as his ripeness for interdisciplinary curricula. They will share their experiences and best practices. All are invited to bring their stories and questions.

David Gaines, (Chair)
Nina Goss
Craig Hattam
Kathleen Hudson
Thomas Palaima

5:30 Dinner Break

7:00 Cash Bars in Hyatt Foyer


Keynote: A Conversation with Roger McGuinn

tulsa ballroom

In a rare treat for conference-goers, music journalist Jeff Slate (author of the liner notes for Bob Dylan’s recent Bootleg Series release More Blood, More Tracks) will interview McGuinn on stage in the Hyatt Regency ballroom. McGuinn will share stories from his long and influential career, from the creation of folk-rock and his work with Bob Dylan, to his acclaimed Folk Den Project and his triumphant, sold-out “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” tour with fellow former-Byrd Chris Hillman and country legend Marty Stuart.