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PostPosted: Fri August 17th, 2018, 08:19 GMT 
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The World of Bob Dylan


The University of Tulsa Institute for Bob Dylan Studies and the Bob Dylan Archive will host the World of Bob Dylan – an international conference that covers the Nobel laureate’s music, life, work and context from May 30 to June 3, 2019. The event will gather scholars, critics, musicians, fans and experts from around the world for three days of panels, lectures, exhibitions, performances and more. Selections from the Bob Dylan Archive will be on display at Gilcrease Museum, and at least one keynote event will focus on the rich collection of materials and the unique insights it offers into the songwriter’s creative exploration and reinvention of American music.

“This archive offers us an extraordinary opportunity to better understand the range and inventiveness of one of the world’s most influential artists,” says institute Director Sean Latham. “We plan for this to become a regular event as we continue to transform Tulsa into a global center for the study of Dylan and popular music.” The symposium will gather experts from many fields and backgrounds, from music scholars and historians to collectors, performers and fans. Events will take place at TU’s Helmerich Center for American Research and throughout downtown Tulsa and the Tulsa Arts District.

Among the events already planned are panels featuring musicians who performed with Dylan, a special concert in the Tulsa Arts District, a deep dive into the archive, and special listening parties guided by critics and scholars. “At its core, this is a research conference designed to develop new insight into Dylan and his world,” Latham said, “but we also want to emphasize the ways in which his music can become a catalyst for community conversation and engagement.”

The event is sponsored by the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies, Gilcrease Museum, the Bob Dylan Archive and numerous university departments, including English, history, art and music. Keynote events and other featured events will be announced during the coming months. For more information, including a call for proposals, news about speakers, and updated schedules keep an eye on this site and follow the TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies on Facebook.

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PostPosted: Fri August 17th, 2018, 09:20 GMT 
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Call for Papers: The World of Bob Dylan

Overview
In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa jointly announced the acquisition of the Bob Dylan Archive–an extraordinary collection of material that includes over 6,000 items, including recordings, manuscripts, film, notebooks and much more. These materials have already begun to open up new ways of understanding not just Dylan and his work, but the broader history of popular music both in America and around the world. Tulsa is already home to the Woody Guthrie Center and will soon welcome OKPOP, which will house collections related to Leon Russell, Wanda Jackson, Roy Clark, Bob Wills, and more. The Bob Dylan Archive will thus rest at the center of a rich array of resources focused on twentieth-century popular music of all kinds.

To help advance this work, the University of Tulsa’s Institute for Bob Dylan Studies, in cooperation with the Bob Dylan Archive, Gilcrease Museum, and the departments of English, Art, Music, and History, will host an international symposium on the Nobel Laureate from May 30 to June 2, 2019. We aim to bring together scholars, critics, performers, collectors, and fans in order to help mark the arrival of the Bob Dylan Archive in Tulsa and continue the already lively inquiry into one of the world’s most innovative and influential artists. The organizing committee now seeks proposals for papers, panels, and roundtable discussions on all aspects of Dylan’s work, context, influences, and legacy.

Rather than trying to work around a single theme, this symposium welcomes proposals on any topic related to Dylan’s music, art, life, and context. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary proposals that work across fields such as literature, music, history, sociology, art, media studies, and biography. We also welcome and encourage work in a variety of different formats including digital and artistic projects. Keynote events will include a deep dive into the Archive’s treasures, discussions with musicians who toured with Dylan, and lectures by leading music writers and scholars.

Individual Proposals
The organizing committee welcomes proposals for 15 to 20-minutes papers and presentations. To submit, please send a title, a 250-word abstract that summarizes the topic and complete contact information (name, email, and any institutional affiliation). The organizers will group these papers into panels.

Panel Proposals
Panels consist of three or four speakers focused on a common topic or idea. To submit a panel proposal, the chair should send a 500-word abstract that includes a name for the session as well as presentation titles for each participant. The chair and each proposed panelist should provide an email address and any institutional affiliation.

Roundtable Proposals
These special sessions are meant to encourage conversation, debate, and the exchange of ideas around broadly compelling topics (e.g. Cover Songs or Teaching Dylan). Roundtables should be proposed by a single moderator and and may include up to five participants. The focus should be on conversation among the panelists and the audience rather than on the delivery of prepared remarks. Roundtable proposals should include 250-word summaries of the topic to be explored along with the names and email addresses of the chair and each participant.



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Sept 1 Submission Portal Opens

Jan 15 Paper, Panel, and Roundtable Submission Deadline

Feb 1 Registration Opens

Feb 15 Notification


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PostPosted: Fri August 17th, 2018, 09:29 GMT 
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Featured Events - The World of Bob Dylan

We have lots of exciting events planned as part of the World of Bob Dylan and there will be a rich social program alongside the academic one. Over the next two months, we’ll provide more details about keynote talks,listening parties, public concerts, an exhibition of never-before-seen materials, and a deep dive into the Archive available exclusively to registered conference attendees. Keep an eye on this site.


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PostPosted: Fri August 17th, 2018, 09:34 GMT 
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Sweet! :D

Now I have to go to Tulsa. I wonder if the special concert is Bob or non Bob.


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PostPosted: Mon August 20th, 2018, 00:57 GMT 
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Now I have to go to Tulsa.

Well Tulsa desperately needed a reason to visit.
Might not be too attractive to ER-ites though.


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PostPosted: Mon August 20th, 2018, 03:35 GMT 
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Well Tulsa desperately needed a reason to visit.
Might not be too attractive to ER-ites though.


Definitely a tough sell to my Indonesian wife, living in Singapore.
#GameOn


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PostPosted: Mon December 17th, 2018, 06:27 GMT 
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Back on today’s front page, but no further news detected.
Am I missing something?


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TU Announces World of Bob Dylan Conference for May 2019
Posted about 7 months ago


https://dylan.utulsa.edu/tu-announces-w ... -may-2019/


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PostPosted: Mon December 17th, 2018, 06:51 GMT 
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I've submitted my paper, titled 'World Gone Wrong - Why Bob Dylan Not Painting His Masterpiece Is To Blame For Things Not Being Beautiful And Different'


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PostPosted: Mon December 17th, 2018, 07:55 GMT 
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I've submitted my paper, titled 'World Gone Wrong - Why Bob Dylan Not Painting His Masterpiece Is To Blame For Things Not Being Beautiful And Different'

Can’t wait to see your presentation. You could seriously enter that, y’know?


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PostPosted: Tue December 18th, 2018, 07:27 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
McG wrote:
I've submitted my paper, titled 'World Gone Wrong - Why Bob Dylan Not Painting His Masterpiece Is To Blame For Things Not Being Beautiful And Different'

Can’t wait to see your presentation. You could seriously enter that, y’know?


Pay for my flights and accommodation and beer and I will think about it.


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PostPosted: Tue December 18th, 2018, 17:55 GMT 
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McG wrote:
I've submitted my paper, titled 'World Gone Wrong - Why Bob Dylan Not Painting His Masterpiece Is To Blame For Things Not Being Beautiful And Different'


:lol: It is all Bob's fault. His songwriting has a powerful quantum effect on the events in the world and his relinquishing of his duties has left us all for the worse.


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PostPosted: Wed January 16th, 2019, 12:57 GMT 
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Should be hearing more about the proposed Conference soon.


In the meantime, from another thread about the Tulsa Archives
(Who Else Is Anxiously Awaiting The Tulsa Archives?):
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MICHAEL CHAIKEN: MAKING BOB DYLAN’S ARCHIVE COME ALIVE
BY JAMES MARSHALL JANUARY 15, 2019

Link:
https://pleasekillme.com/michael-chaiken-bob-dylan/?fbclid=IwAR0JPbkg-BLmR6_FA11EZNI8iEZFISttoomK7DrIP5evNIz9fgkZJnmK914


Great article. Some quoted quotes (a lotta other stuff too...):

“Bob is unique in that he owns his own master tapes—we have the master tapes of every recording session and hundreds of hours of concert recordings, and we also have film. He’s been filmed since the beginning.”

“The thing the Dylan archive shows is that for whatever natural talents he had, he was a worker, he worked hard and he still is. He was very disciplined. Whatever talents he had, he met that halfway with a lot of hard work.”

“His interests are so vast and there’s no difference between high culture and low culture with Bob. He sees the connections between traditions that on the surface might seem so far afield. He’s an unbelievable synthesizer of all this stuff.”


And another link to check out:
For a peek at what treasures can be found in the Dylan Archive,
see: https://bobdylanarchive.com/


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PostPosted: Tue January 29th, 2019, 11:26 GMT 
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Registration is now open!

The University of Tulsa Institute for Bob Dylan Studies and the Bob Dylan Archive will host the World of Bob Dylan – an international conference that covers the Nobel laureate’s music, life, work and context from May 30 to June 2, 2019.


https://dylan.utulsa.edu/world-bob-dylan-symposium/


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PostPosted: Tue January 29th, 2019, 17:59 GMT 
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm not seeing my answer when reading through these articles. Is this an event fans can attend, or just scholars, researchers, etc?


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PostPosted: Thu January 31st, 2019, 11:48 GMT 
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Dan33185 wrote:
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm not seeing my answer when reading through these articles. Is this an event fans can attend, or just scholars, researchers, etc?


I don't think that you have to be a scholar. Just register as "Regular Admission" (or early bird).

Any ER members going? I will be there :)


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PostPosted: Sat February 16th, 2019, 00:10 GMT 
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I will be there, presenting a paper! At long last, the obsession pays something like an external dividend. Paper title is: "Illiterature for the Literate: The Social Conditions Motivating Bob Dylan's Inverted Folk". Hope to see you there!


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