Thursday Program

Thursday May 30

11:00 Registration Opens in Hyatt Lobby

SESSION A:1:00-2:30

A1: Dylan at Work

Tulsa South

Chris Rollason (chair)
Susan Scarberry-Garcia, On a Trail of Bells: Bob Dylan’s Oracular Song
Paul Haney, Demystifying Genius: Employing Dylan’s Writing Techniques

A2: Dylan and Romanticism

Ballroom

Michael P. Thomas (chair)
Sasha Tamar Strelitz, Who Prophesizes With His Pen
Matthew C. Borushko, Dylan and Shelley
Peter Hammond, Emerson and Dylan

A3: Making Old Songs New

Tulsa North

Aimee Nicole Zoeller (chair)
Steven Rings, What Did You Hear, My Blue-Eyed Son?; Or, the Musical Sources for “Hard Rain” (and Why “Lord Randal” Isn’t Among Them)
Malcolm Barr-Hamilton, “This is a Real Old Song”: Dylan and Barbara Allen
Flemming G. Andersen, From “Gypsy Davey” via “Blackjack Davey” to “Tin Angel”

A4: Carnival of Characters

Tulsa Central

Jim Salvucci (chair) “But now destiny was about to manifest itself”: The Manifest Destiny of Bob Dylan’s Carnival of Character(s).
Erin Callahan, The Madwomen in the Basement
Nina Goss, Madness in Great Ones: In Which the Strange Parade of Street-Legal Radicalizes the Poetic Ideal of Negative Capability
Sara Martínez, A Multifaceted Masculinity: “The Road” in the Making of Bob Dylan (1962-66)

2:30-3:30 Coffee Break

SESSION B: 3:30-5:00

B1: Teaching Roundtable

Tulsa Central

Pedagogically diverse teacher-scholars will discuss their experiences and strategies for teaching Dylan’s work. They will share their experiences and best practices; all are invited to bring their own stories and questions.

Anne Margaret Daniel
Greil  Marcus
Robert Polito
Jim Salvucci

B2: Making It New Again: Dylan & Modernism

Tulsa North

Sasha Tamar Strelitz (chair)
Christopher Mitchell, Thunder Rolled by the Rolling Stars: “Desolation Row” and The Waste Land
Shawn Holliday, “Make it New!” Bob Dylan’s Embodiment of Ezra Pound’s Modern Artistic Aesthetic
Michael P. Thomas, American Poetry and the Art of Confession: Dylan, Lowell & Bishop

B3: Dylan in the 21st Century

Oklahoma Ballroom

Thomas L. Wilmeth (chair)
Matthew Lipson, “My Bell Still Rings:” Advancing Age, Intentionality, And Bob Dylan’s Vocal Archivism
Robert W. Kvalvaag, From “Tempest” to The Tempest
Andrew Muir, In the True Performing of It: Bob Dylan and Shakespeare

B4: England Calling I

Tulsa South

Christine Hand Jones (chair)
John Covach, “I Can’t Hide”: Bob Dylan and the British Invasion
David Thurmaier, The Collaborative and Collegial Relationship between Bob Dylan and George Harrison, 1968-70
Glenn Gass, The Beatles and Bob Dylan

 

5:15pm

Keynote Address by Greil Marcus

“Kill Everybody Ever Done Me Wrong”–Blues and Bob Dylan

tulsa ballroom

 

7:00pm

Opening Reception with Music by Desi and Cody

(Sponsored by Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts, and Culture)

foyer and central