When Bob Dylan Came Knocking

Title

When Bob Dylan Came Knocking

Authors

Eric Lott

Files

Description

Bob Dylan popularized Eric Lott’s book by putting its title on his 2001 album “Love and Theft.” Dylan’s “lift” of the title reflected Lott’s view that appropriations are fundamental to popular culture and that artistic creativity has an important bearing on education and identity formation.

Eric Lott is Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

Publication Date

9-4-2009

Keywords

Bob Dylan, popular culture, music, literature, Love and Theft, appropriations, artistic creativity, identity formation

Disciplines

American Popular Culture

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