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123250 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) American/North American (2017S)

The Song and Dance Man - Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 14.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 21.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 28.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 04.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 25.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 02.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 09.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 16.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 23.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 30.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 13.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 20.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Tuesday 27.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

With breaking seemingly fixed barriers between high and low culture in the early 60s, inspiring everyone from The Beatles, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen to every new generation of singer-songwriters, Bob Dylan’s influence on the American music or cultural landscape (and beyond) cannot be overestimated. Bob Dylan’s accolades include numerous Grammys, an Oscar, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and, since late 2016, the Nobel Prize in Literature. It makes sense to argue that Dylan was not awarded the Nobel Prize for the lyrics of his songs as written on the page only but for the artistic - and poetic – achievement of the sum total of his music, lyrics and performance.
This seminar invites you to investigate various aspects of Bob Dylan as a musical, literary and general cultural phenomenon by widely drawing from his works in music, literature, film and painting. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the (many) metamorphoses of Bob Dylan, fan cultures, aspects of performance, cultural appropriations of ‘Dylan’ in different cultural, regional, and political contexts, lyrics as and versus poetry, representations of Dylan by other artists, Dylan's Never-Ending Tour as a continuous performative act, Dylan's own film-productions and Dylan's (dabbling into) Fine Arts.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, oral presentation, active participation in discussions in class, final essay.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Primary and secondary literature read, watched, listened to and discussed in class; socio-historical contextualization of the texts, lyrics, and songs; students' presentations; class discussions.

Reading list

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Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA 844; MA UF 046
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-323-325; MA5, MA7; M04A
Lehrinhalt: 12-0315

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