The Seven Ages of Dylan
7 April 2011
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 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 in the Department of English at the University of Bristol.
The other speakers are: Professor David Boucher (Cardiff), Dr Richard Brown (Leeds), Professor Neil Corcoran (Liverpool), Professor Aidan Day (Dundee), Mark Ford, Lavinia Greenlaw, Professor Philip Horne (UCL), Katherine Peddie (Kent) and Craig Savage (Bristol).