The Seven Ages of Dylan conference, Bristol

Bob Dylan will be 70 years old on 24 May 2011. The UK’s foremost Dylan scholars will come together for a conference at the University of Bristol to celebrate and reflect on his career as a singer, composer, poet and performer.

The conference, hosted by the Department of English and supported by the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA), will present a series of fresh, informed academic papers on Bob Dylan’s work from a number of different disciplinary perspectives.

The keynote address will be given by Michael Gray, a leading authority on the work of Bob Dylan, who published (in 1972) the first critical study of Dylan's work.

The conference will open with an introductory lecture from Professor Daniel Karlin, the recently appointed Winterstoke Professor of English at the University of Bristol.

Venue: Department of English, University of Bristol, 3-5 Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1TB.

For more information, please visit the conference website.