As the 2016 winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, Bob Dylan became the first song writer to win the world’s most prestigious literary award, breaking another barrier in a long and protean career and assuring his legacy in our cultural history. But for an artist so prolific, evasive and expansive, how can such a legacy be usefully represented? What is important and what is not? To whom and to what ends?
Such questions strike at the heart of what it means to be a historian, an archivist and even a citizen. On March 20 and 21, The University of Texas at Austin will host “Bob Dylan: The Next Generation” for two special events that examine the grand questions of historiography as well as those that will continue to make Bob Dylan worth listening to, studying and debating for generations to come.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Texas Union Building (UNB), 2.228
2247 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78705