Jun 25, 2024  
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Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MBU 1120 Bob Dylan: His Songs, Prophetic Voice & Influence on American Music and Culture


1 Hours

The course is an in-depth study of Bob Dylan’s influential songwriting, groundbreaking studio recordings and legendary live tours. This course will focus on the lyrics, poetry and literary criticism of”this generation’s Shakespeare” - including his songwriting influence on the folk revival, rock music, the “singer- songwriter” movement, the Beatles and popular culture. Students will discuss his song’s biblical lyric themes and his preoccupation with sin, virtue and grace. Our discussion will include an emphasis on his Nashville recording sessions and connection to our music community. Students will also reflect on the scope and impact of his live tours, from his early rise in Greenwich Village through The Never-Ending Tour. Cross Listed with SNG 1120  



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