Popular music expert to present Bob Dylan lecture

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University's Department of English will host Dr. Larry David Smith, associate professor of communication studies at Ball State University. Smith will present “Writing Dylan: The Songs of a Lonesome Traveler” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

There is no charge for admission, and the lecture is open to the public.

Smith has expertise in the subjects of popular music and rhetoric. He has written two books about Bob Dylan, “Writing Dylan: The Songs of a Lonesome Traveler” (Praeger, 2005) and “Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and American Song” (Praeger, 2002), as well as books about Pete Townsend, Elvis Costello and Joni Mitchell.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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