Bob Dylan In/And the 1960S (IHAMST-399)
As has been highlighted by Martin Scorsese's documentary film, No Direction Home, and by the publication and success of Dylan's autobiographical Chronicles, Bob Dylan is a figure of ongoing and lasting cultural significance. This course will explore the life, career, music, and achievements of Bob Dylan (and the controversies associated with Dylan) in the context of 1960s America. Some attention will also be given to (and opportunities for study will also be provided for) other singer-songwriters and performers connected to Dylan and Dylan's post-1960s career and music. Possible texts for the course include Michael Marqusee's Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the 1960s, Andy Gill's Bob Dylan: the Stories Behind the Songs, 1962-1969, and Bob Dylan's Chronicles. Other crucial "texts" will include songs/CDs/albums/performances by Dylan (and other related singer-songwriters and performers) and pertinent films and videos, including Pennebaker's Don't Look Back and Scorsese's No Direction Home. Prerequisites: 24 ISP credits, including ITW and IQL.
Faculty: Richard M Lebeaux
Start/End Date: Aug. 25, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014
Instructional Method: Lecture-based Learning