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I'VE BEEN WITH THE PROFESSORS...

I'm delighted to say that last month the University of York conferred the higher doctorate of D.Litt. (Doctor of Letters) on me for the "substantial and original contribution to learning" achieved by Song & Dance Man III: The Art of Bob Dylan. The ceremony, which included the conferral of a good many MAs, MScs and Ph.Ds on people very much younger than me, was on Friday January 23.
For anybody interested, I've put a few more photos on my website.
Meanwhile I'm also pleased to say that I have been asked to write the Introduction to a forthcoming book about how and why Dylan is being taught in academia; Professing Dylan is to be published in the US in May and there'll be a launch event at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro AR. The book's contributors include Gordon Ball, James Cody, Nina Goss and Louis Renza.

11 comments:

  1. Richly deserved. Congratulations, Michael.

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    1. Thank you, very much. You've long been supportive and it's appreciated.

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  2. Congratulations Michael, I knew why they always liked your looks.

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  3. But did they all like your looks?

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    1. Oh yes - every last one of them.

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    1. I couldn't hear the locusts; nor were there any benches, stained or otherwise.

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    1. Many thanks. It was good of you to respond.

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  6. Michael, Just finished reading Song & Dance Man, phew, magnificent study of Dylan. Congratulations, you deserve every honour!
    Peter Evans, Adelaide, Australia

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  7. You're very well read it's well known. Cheers

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