World of Dylan '23: June 1 - The TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies
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World of Dylan ’23: June 1

Thursday, June 1

Registration Open All Day

1:00-2:30pm: A Sessions


Room: Oklahoma Ballroom

Panel: Dylan’s Early Influences

  • Robert Russell (chair), Bob Dylan and the Stanley Brothers
  • Wayne Robins, Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley
  • Jim Windolf, Bob Dylan and the Beatles: Disciples of Little Richard


Room: Tulsa North

Panel: Dylan on Film

  • Godfrey Jordan (chair)
  • Leighton Grist, ‘It Is What It Is’: Scorsese and Dylan
  • Ethan Warren, Series of Dreams: Dylan as Auteur


Room: Promenade Ballroom

Roundtable: Murder Most Foul: Bob Dylan and the JFK Assassination

  • Danny Fingeroth (chair)
  • Jeff Fallis
  • Salvatore J. Fallica 
  • Harold Lepidus

2:30-3:00pm: Coffee Break in the Upper Foyer

3:00-4:30pm: B Sessions


Room: Tulsa North

Panel: Dylan and Ginsberg

  • Holly George-Warren (chair)
  • Steve Weine, My Generation Destroyed: Dylan and Ginsberg in Witness
  • Sam Kashner, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg: Portrait of a Literary Friendship


Room: Oklahoma Ballroom

Roundtable: Woody Guthrie’s Expansive Reach: The Purpose & Possibilities of Historical and Contemporary Protest Music in Education

  • Aimee Zoeller (chair)
  • Chris Buhalis
  • Court Carney
  • Michele Fazio
  • Mark F. Fernandez


Room: Promenade Ballroom

Roundtable: Close Encounters of the Bob Kind

  • Richard Bolton Williams Boltax (chair)
  • Collingsworth Swan
  • SS Solinsky
  • Malcolm Loeb
  • Ricky Vermont

4:30-5:00pm: Break

5:00-6:15pm: Keynote

Room: Horton Records Stage

Reginald Dwayne Betts, Felon: An American Washi Tale

Sponsored by TU College of Arts and Sciences

7:00-8:30pm: Keynote

at the Greenwood Cultural Center

Natasha Trethewey, Ground Truth

Presented by Black Wall Street Legacy Festival at Greenwood Cultural Center

Musical Performances (available to Switchyard all-access pass holders only)

7:30pm: Cain’s Ballroom, Ickes and Hensley (opening act)

8:45pm: Cain’s Ballroom, Rodney Crowell

10:30pm: Horton Records Stage at the Hyatt Hotel, Jacob Tovar