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 Statesâ€™ 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