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The Never-Ending Bob Dylan

General Programming

dateDecember 3, 2010 timeFriday, 6:15pm EST location The Schapiro Center, Davis Auditorium, Columbia University
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
Bob Dylan performing overlaid on B&W photo of concert

Greil Marcus, a former contributor to Rolling Stone and author, most recently of Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus: Writings 1968–2010 (2010), joined Christopher Ricks—William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University and author of Dylan’s Visions of Sin (2004)—for an evening of discussion on Bob Dylan’s work. Professor Marcus spoke on Dylan’s cover of the traditional American folk song “Man of Constant Sorrow,” and Professor Ricks spoke on race in Dylan’s early recordings, including “No More Auction Block” and “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carol.”

  • Greil Marcus Author, Journalist, and Critic
  • Christopher Ricks William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities Boston University