Summer 2010 - Graduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
The course discusses Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan as songwriters, performers and artist. Readings will include lyrics, interviews, poetry collections, and novels. In addition to textual sources, we will also investigate various documentaries and performances from an interdisciplinary perspective. Our discussions will focus on gender, sexuality, politics, rebellion, the media, celebrity and popular culture, the religious quest and other searches for meaning. The course aims to further students’ abilities to critically review scholarly literature and interpret sources from various perspectives.
Dylan on Dylan (2009
Leonard Cohen, Beautiful Losers (1966)
Leonard Cohen, Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs (1994)
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