1st Edition

All Along Bob Dylan America and the World

Edited By Tymon Adamczewski Copyright 2021
    184 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    All Along Bob Dylan: America and the World offers an important contribution to thinking about the artist and his work. Adding European and non-English speaking contexts to the vibrant field of Dylan studies, the volume covers a wide range of topics and methodologies while dealing with the inherently complex and varied material produced or associated with the iconic artist. The chapters, organized around three broad thematic sections (Geographies, Receptions and Perspectives), address the notions of audience, performance and identity, allowing to map out the structure of feeling and authenticity, both, in the case of the artist and his audience. Taking its cue from the collapse of the so-called high-/ low culture split following from the Nobel Prize, the book explores the argument that Dylan (and all popular music) can be interpreted as literature and offers discussions in the context of literary traditions, or visual culture and music. This contributes to a nuanced and complex portrayal of the seminal cultural phenomenon called Bob Dylan.


    The ‘Thing’ About Bob Dylan

    Tymon Adamczewski


    Bob Dylan’s Minnesota Roots

    David Pichaske

    At the Origins of the New Folk Star: Bob Dylan’s New York period (1961-1963)

    Marek Jeziński

    Dylan on Nostalgia: Idealising the Past and Paralysing the Present

    Stephen Dewsbury


    Bob Dylan and the Invasion of Mexico

    Tadeusz Rachwał

    Conspiring to be Unknown; or, Is a Bob Dylan There?

    Agnieszka Pantuchowicz

    Bob Dylan – The Unwilling Icon of the Counterculture

    Jerzy Jarniewicz

    The Polish Internet Discourse on Dylan

    Marcin Michalak


    The Dylanesque Confluence of the Multitude: From Bob Dylan Inspired to Bob Dylan the Inspirer

    Dariusz Pestka

    Dylan and Springsteen: Master and Follower Look at America

    Bohdan Szklarski

    Bob Dylan's Character(s) on Screen

    Marlena Hetman

    The Geometry of Love and Lies: Re-Shaping Italian Literature through Dylan’s Lyrics

    Giulio Carlo Pantalei


    Tymon Adamczewski, Ph.D., is assistant professor at the Department of Anglophone Literatures of Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland, where he teaches literary and cultural studies. His academic interests revolve around the critical discourses of contemporary humanities, music and ecocriticism.