Author

Abby Mangel

Department

English

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Date of Award

4-2018

Degree Level

M.A.

LCSH subject

Dylan, Bob, 1941- Criticism and interpretation

ISBN

9780438525689

Proquest Document ID

2121187239

Identifier

ETD2018Mangel

School/University

St. Mary's University

Size or duration

71 pages

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Diaz, Gendolyn

Second Advisor

Langston, Camille

Third Advisor

Romo, Ito

Abstract

Bob Dylan's receipt of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 for "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" is perhaps the strongest validation for New Historicism as a method of literary analysis. The individual puzzle pieces of Dylan's postmodern rock poems are themselves little bits of history, but combined within the context of the massive paradigm shifts of the 1960s, they become something new and entirely relevant to the nonstop turmoil of contemporary life in America.

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