[lit-ideas] Re: Visions of Dylan

  • From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 17:06:43 -0500

>>Are Dylan's poems studied in any literature class along with T.S. Eliot and 
>>Ezra Pound, or is he just considered a bard?<<

Here are some courses you can sign up for:
At Gerogetown

Look at Harvard's Engl S-37u

Here's an essay by Gillcrist from Reed College, you'll need to check with 
Robert Paul about how to get in his classes.

At Dartmouth:

Here's an article on teaching Dylan in The Chronicle of Higher Education 
entitled: "Like a Rolling Tome"

A Google search on "bob dylan literary studies u.s. colleges" returned 676,000 
hits.  You're welcome to go through them all at your leisure.

Mike Geary
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jack Spratt 
  To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 1:46 PM
  Subject: [lit-ideas] Visions of Dylan

  I am reading a book by Christopher Ricks "Dylan's Visions of Sin" in which 
the author, a recognized literary scholar, claims that Dylan's songs/poems 
should be considered with the same amount of seriousness as other poets in the 
pantheon of literature. If there are any members of this list that teach or 
have a more sophisticated background in literature than the Spratt I would 
appreciate their opinion on this. Are Dylan's poems studied in any literature 
class along with T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, or is he just considered a bard? I 
see him on a continuum from Whitman to Poe to Kerouac to Ginsberg, but never 
considered him in the same group as Marlow (Faustus / Dr. Filth) or Swinburne 
(Dolores / Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands) until now. What do you think about 
the former Blind Boy Grunt??

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