World of Dylan '23: June 3 - The TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies
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World of Dylan ’23: June 3

Saturday, June 3

9:00-10:30am: F Sessions


Room: Promenade Ballroom

Roundtable: Portraying Guthrie, Dylan, Dali, and Cash in Film: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Lynda Schneider (chair)
  • Ross Wylde
  • Dave Anthony Buglione
  • Matt Westin
  • JJ Mason
  • Douglas Tjelmeland


Room: Oklahoma Ballroom

Panel: Collaborations

  • Scott Bunn (chair), Recitations on Waitresses & Art Within Terry Allen’s “The Beautiful Waitress” and Bob Dylan’s “Highlands”
  • Ray Padgett, ‘Pledging My Time: Conversations with Bob Dylan Band Members’ Book Preview
  • Harold Lepidus, Dylan & The Dead Reconsidered: Goin’ Down the Road, Feelin’ Rad


Room: Tulsa North

Panel: One Upon a Time: Bob Dylan Illuminated through Three Temporal Frames

  • Anne-Marie Mai (chair), Time Slots in Dylan’s Songs and Visual Art
  • Nina Goss, Today and Tomorrow and Yesterday, Too: Rough and Rowdy Ways/Murder Most Foul (2020), Bob Dylan, and Late-Style Studies
  • Robert Reginio, “Oh, Help Me in My Weakness”: Entreaties and the Dissolution of Communal Time in John Wesley Harding (1967)


Room: Horton Records Stage

Panel: Rough and Rowdy

  • Robert H. Cataliotti (chair), “The Key to the Highway Is the Key to the Cosmos”: The Blues Aesthetic in Rough and Rowdy Ways, Shadow Kingdom, and The Philosophy of Modern Song
  • Fabio Fantuzzi, Rough and Rowdy Ways: Memory and History in Bob Dylan’s Late Narrative Songs
  • Garin Cycholl, (Tulsa) Time out of (COVID) Mind

10:30-11:00am: Coffee Break in the Upper Foyer

11:00am-12:30pm: Keynote

Room: Promenade Ballroom

Greil Marcus, The Only Thing Missing Was Gloria Grahame: Noir Tones in 21st-Century Dylan

1:30-3:00pm: G Sessions


Room: Oklahoma Ballroom

Panel: Dylan’s Writing Process

  • Michael Sauve (chair), Born in Time: Conditional Tenses and the Changin’ Lyrics of Bob Dylan
  • Jim O’Brien, ‘When I paint my Masterpiece’ – Bob Dylan as Poet of the Renaissance
  • Owen Boynton, Bob Dylan and Enjambment


Room: Horton Records Stage

Panel: Humor

  • Daniel Radosh (chair), It Takes a Lot to Laugh: Bob Dylan as Humorist
  • Harrison Hewitt, How Long Can We Falsify and Deny What Is Real: Bob Dylan is the Funniest Person Alive, and Why We Need to Talk About It
  • Danny Fingeroth, The Comic Book and Me: Bob Dylan and Comics


Room: Tulsa North

Panel: Dylan’s Sound

  • Michael Hacker (chair), Know Your Song Well: Bob Dylan’s Singing Voice
  • Simon Harel, Ventriloquism and Influences in Early Dylan’s Voices
  • J. Matthew Martin, Canon at Last? Re-visiting the Album “Dylan” in Light of “Another Self Portrait,” “Travelin’ Thru,” and “1970”


Room: Promenade Ballroom

Roundtable: The Problematic Genius: Interpreting Bob Dylan When He Gets It All Wrong

  • Stephen Daniel Arnoff (chair)
  • Kathryn Lofton
  • Mark Montgomery French

3:00-3:30pm: Coffee Break

3:30-5:00pm:Book Launch

Room: Horton Records Stage

Stevan Weine in Conversation with Holly George-Warren about Best Minds: How Allen Ginsberg Made Revolutionary Poetry from Madness

Sponsored by Fordham University Press, this launch celebrates Stevan Weine’s remarkable look at Ginsberg’s art and life-long struggle with mental illness.

5:00-5:30pm: Break

5:30-7:00pm: Keynote

Room: Horton Records Stage

Happy Traum, “Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival, 1954 1971

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

7:00pm: Doors at Cain’s Ballroom

8:00pm: Cain’s Ballroom, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams co-headlining with Robbie Fulks 

10:30pm: Horton Records Stage at the Hyatt Hotel, Paul Benjamin Band