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Prof. Sean Latham, Director of the TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies, on "Dylan@80"

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Aired on Thursday, May 20th.

Our guest on StudioTulsa is Prof. Sean Latham, the Pauline McFarlin Walter Endowed Chair of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Tulsa, where he also serves as editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, founding director of the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, and director of the TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies. In this last-named capacity, Prof. Latham tells us about the upcoming online conference, "Dylan@80," which he has organized, and which will celebrate the legendary singer-songwriter's 80th birthday in a series of 17 virtual sessions featuring 50+ scholars, journalists, fans, experts, and musicians from around the globe.  The symposium runs from May 22nd to the 24th; more info (including how to register) is posted here. Prof. Latham also tells us about his newest book, an essay collection which he has edited for Cambridge University Press: "The World of Bob Dylan."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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