Thursday, August 22, 2013
"Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations", Three lectures by Greil Marcus
"Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations"
Three lectures by
The William E. Massey, Sr., Lectures in the History of American Civilization
Free and open to the public.
All three lectures will be delivered in the
Monday, October 21, 2013, 5:30 p.m. (subject to change)
"Inflection: 'The Ballad of Hollis Brown,' Bob Dylan"
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 5:30 p.m. (subject to change)
"Disappearance and Forgetting: 'Last Kind Words Blues,' Geeshie Wiley"
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 5:30 p.m. (subject to change)
"World Upside Down: 'I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground,' Bascom Lamar Lunsford"
A reception will follow the lecture on Monday, October 21st, in the Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Parking available at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, during the lectures and reception.
Greil Marcus was born in San Francisco and lives in Oakland. He is the author of Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music (1975), Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (1989), Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of Cultural Obsession (1991), In the Fascist Bathroom: Punk in Pop Music, 1977-1992 (1993), The Dustbin of History (1995), The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes (1997, 2011), Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives (2000), ‘The Manchurian Candidate’, Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads (2005), The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice (2006), When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison (2010), Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus (2010), and The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years (2011). With Werner Sollors he is the editor of A New Literary History of America (2009), and with Sean Wilentz of The Rose and the Briar: Death, Love & Liberty in the American Ballad (2004). He has taught at Princeton, Minnesota, and NYU, and currently teaches at Berkeley and the New School in New York. His column “Real Life Rock Top 10” appears regularly in The Believer.
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