Polyvocal Bob Dylan

Music, Performance, Literature

  • Nduka Otiono
  • Josh Toth

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Music and Literature book series (PASTMULI)

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About this book


Polyvocal Bob Dylan brings together an interdisciplinary range of scholarly voices to explore the cultural and aesthetic impact of Dylan’s musical and literary production. Significantly distinct in approach, each chapter draws attention to the function and implications of certain aspects of Dylan's work—his tendency to confuse, question, and subvert literary, musical, and performative traditions. Polyvocal Bob Dylan places Dylan’s textual and performative art within and against a larger context of cultural and literary studies. In doing so, it invites readers to reassess how Dylan’s Nobel Prize–winning work fits into and challenges traditional conceptions of literature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nduka Otiono
    • 1
  • Josh Toth
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of African StudiesCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.MacEwan UniversityEdmontonCanada

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