Virtual Event: Sean Latham, editor of The World of Bob Dylan, in conversation with Ann Powers

Parnassus Books is pleased to welcome Sean Latham, editor of The World of Bob Dylan, in conversation with contributing writer Ann Powers. 

This virtual event will take place on the Parnassus Books Facebook page.

The presentation will occur on Friday, May 7th at 6:00pm Central Time.

After the live talk has ended, the video will be archived on the Parnassus Books Facebook page under Videos.

About the Book

Bob Dylan has helped transform music, literature, pop culture, and even politics. The World of Bob Dylan chronicles a lifetime of creative invention that has made a global impact. Leading rock and pop critics and music scholars address themes and topics central to Dylan's life and work: the Blues, his religious faith, Civil Rights, Gender, Race, and American and World literature. Incorporating a rich array of new archival material from never before accessed archives, The World of Bob Dylan offers a comprehensive, uniquely informed and wholly fresh account of the songwriter, artist, filmmaker, and Nobel Laureate whose unique voice has permanently reshaped our cultural landscape.

About the Editor

Sean Latham is the Pauline McFarlin Walter Professor of English at the University of Tulsa, where he serves as the editor of the James Joyce Quarterly and the director of the Institute for Bob Dylan studies. He is the author or editor of ten books on modern literature and culture including Am I a Snob?The Art of Scandal, and Modernism: Evolution of an Idea. Currently, he is at work on a new book about on Dylan’s creative process based on never-before-seen materials from the Bob Dylan Archives.

About Ann Powers

Ann Powers is NPR Music's critic and correspondent and the Nashville correspondent for WXPN’s World Café. She writes for NPR's music news blog, The Record, and she can be heard on NPR's newsmagazines and music programs. She is the author of Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music (2017), which was selected as one of the best books of 2017 by the Wall Street Journal, No Depression, NPR, and Buzzfeed. Powers also co-wrote Tori Amos: Piece By Piece, with Amos, which was published in 2005. In 1999, Powers’s book Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America was published. She was the editor, with Evelyn McDonnell, of the 1995 book Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Rap, and Pop and the editor of Best Music Writing 2010. In 2017 she founded Turning the Tables, and ongoing project of NPR to recenter the popular music canon to be more inclusive of marginalized, underestimated and forgotten voices. The first season of the series won a Gracie Award for Best Blog. She lives in Nashville with her husband, the writer Eric Weisbard, their daughter Bebe, and their maltipoo Dr. Franknfurter Nietszche Weisbard, and is now at work on a manuscript considering the life and work of Joni Mitchell.

Event date: 
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
The World of Bob Dylan Cover Image
By Sean Latham (Editor)
ISBN: 9781108499514
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cambridge University Press - May 25th, 2021