How the Songs Work: The Poetry of Bob Dylan

Saturday, May 4 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Culture
  • Literary
  • Poetry

Timothy Hampton and Greil Marcus, moderated by Ramona Naddaff

Delve into the songs of the musical icon who sparked a folk movement in the early 1960s and went on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. In “Bob Dylan’s Poetics: How the Songs Work,” UC Berkeley professor Timothy Hampton illuminates both the poetics and politics of Dylan’s compositions. Hampton is in conversation with the renowned cultural critic Greil Marcus, whose own, seminal 2005 book on Dylan—”Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads”—explored the poetry, musicality, and social moment of that iconic song.

The Marsh - Theater

Sponsored by Reed Schmidt