Dylan Review


An open access journal publishing peer-reviewed articles, reviews, opinion pieces and editorials.

Dylan Review was founded to provide a forum for rigorous intellectual exploration of Bob Dylan’s art. The journal publishes peer-reviewed critical articles, invited reviews and review essays, as well as opinion pieces, editorials, and a regular column. The editors’ founding premise is that Dylan is a singular American artist whose songs, performances, and other art have continued to challenge fundamental values and institutions for a half century…

Current issue

Vol. 4.2

Fall/Winter 2022-2023

Dylan Review 4.2 (Fall/Winter 2022-23) is now live! In this issue’s reviews, Jonathan Hodgers takes a look at the philosophy of Dylan’s latest book, The Philosophy of Modern Song; Christopher Rollason breaks down Greil Marcus’s Folk Music: A Dylan Biography in Seven Songs; Scott F. Parker explores myth and history through Freddy Cristobal Dominguez’s Bob Dylan in the Attic; Richard F. Thomas creates a dialog with Raphael Falco’s No One to Meet: Imitation and Originality in the Songs of Bob Dylan; James O’Brien weighs in on the musical Girl from the North Country; and Robert Reginio reports from the Zarrow Center’s June conference, Dylan and the Beats. The Dylanista this time around examines personal identity in Dylan’s early versus later songs while a poem each appears from David Bond and Thomas Palaima. In articles, Harriet Archer draws comparisons between Dylan and Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, while Nicholas Bornholt’s “Whispers on Contraband” examines race and the blues through “Blind Willie McTell.” Lastly, an interview with Mark Howard, engineer on Oh Mercy and Time Out of Mind, provides fresh insights into Dylan’s recording process.
As always, we appreciate your interest in and continued support of the Dylan Review. We are an open access, nonprofit journal, so if you like what you read, please consider making a donation through our website. Your donations help us continue the vital work of promoting and publishing first-rate Bob Dylan scholarship.


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