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Tangled Generation: Dylan, Kerouac, Petrarch and the Poetry of Escape

Lecture

featuring Timothy Hampton, University of California-Berkley

Date: Friday, March 8, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Building: Newcomb Hall in Room 115
Location: uptown campus

In this talk Professor Hampton will sketch out an approach to the problem of the "generation" as a category of literary historical understanding. His focus will be Bob Dylan's 1975 album Blood on the Tracks, which is both a milestone in his career and a complex meditation on the relationship between poetry, politics, and history. It is also the only place in his long career in which Dylan writes songs about the "1960s Generation"--that social group of which he was understood to be the "voice" or spokesman.Prof. Hampton will explore the ways in which Dylan deploys earlier traditions of writing about "generational" experience, from Dante and Petrarch to Rimbaud and Jack Kerouac, as a way of marking a break with his own earlier work. 

Timothy Hampton is Professor of Comparative Literature and Chair of French at UC Berkeley. A specialist on early modern French and European literature, he has published Writing From History: The Rhetoric of Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature (1990), Literature and Nation in the Sixteenth Century: Inventing Renaissance France (2001) and Fictions of Embassy: Literature and Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe (2009), as well as over twenty journal and book articles.

Sponsored by: French and Italian DepartmentProvost's Office

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Tickets: Not required

For more information contact Toby Wikstrom via email to twikstro@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-862-3117






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