Brigance Forum Lecture to Focus on Bob Dylan

March 19, 2007

Bob Dylan’s music will be the focus of the 2007 Brigance Forum Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Larry David Smithh has written extensively on the functioning of popular music in society, including two books on Bob Dylan. In previous books, he has written about Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Pete Townshend and Joni Mitchell.

The lecture, "Bob Dylan: Sonds of a Lonesome Traveler," will be based on his most recent book, published in 2005.

The Brigance Forum lecture is an annual public lecture or debate is endowed by the Brigance family, friends and former students in memory of the late William N. Brigance. During his time as a Wabash professor and chairman of the Speech Department (now known as the Rhetoric Department), Professor Brigance fostered a desire in students to be more effective in their speaking.  He was also the creator of college’s Speaker's Bureau.


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