Monday, 13.05.2013 13:00 h

Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood. Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize


Workshop at the Einstein Forum, Potsdam
and the Einstein House, Caputh



with Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Frankfurt/Main, Michelle Engert, Munich, Michael Gray, Sainte Dode, Clinton Heylin, Somerset, Stephen Scobie, Victoria, Sean Wilentz, Princeton.
Music: Wenzel, Berlin

Since 1996, Bob Dylan has been nominated every year for the Nobel Prize in Literature, a nomination roundly seconded by increasing numbers of poets and professors. After President Obama recently presented him with the United States’ highest honor, many have hoped the Swedish Academy would follow suit. There are dissenting voices among Dylan admirers, who hold his work to be sufficiently unique as to make a Nobel Prize otiose; others have argued that while Dylan may not need the Nobel Prize, the Nobel Prize needs Dylan. All this is reason enough to reflect on 50 years of ever-surprising work.

Program and abstracts (English/German)

Monday, May 13, 2013, 13:00-22:00