Dylan Goes Electric, then Nobel, Or: Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize in Literature and I’m Not Sure How to Feel About It

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  On Tuesday, October 11th, American singer/song-writer Bob Dylan was awarded Nobel Prize in Literature. From there it gets extremely complicated. Dylan receiving the award has drawn both criticism and applause from the literary community. The likes of Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and Salman Rushdie have all offered their support for the Nobel Committee and its decision. Others, like Rabih Alameddine and the incomparable Jodi Picoult have been more skeptical of the now Nobel…

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Welcome Back!

I’m excited to finally welcome everyone back to the start of a new semester. Things have got up and running quickly around Drury University and I’m already looking forward to the events and programming that lie ahead. A quick look though Drury’s official Twitter feed (@DruryUniversity) shows plenty of activity both in the humanities and all around campus. The incoming freshman class finished up their four-day orientation with the annual service plunge, where they participate…

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