SPECIAL TOPIC: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

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THE COPS DON’T NEED YOU AND MAN THEY EXPECT THE SAME

For the next issue of the Dylan Review, Winter 2.2, the Editors invite articles and Song Corner essays on the special topic of political authority and race in Dylan’s work.

Up on Housing Project Hill
It’s either fortune or fame
You must pick one or the other
Though neither of them are to be what they claim
If you’re lookin’ to get silly
You better go back to from where you came
Because the cops don’t need you
And man they expect the same

This familiar stanza from “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” sets the tenor for the Editors’ special topic. But we hope to receive contributions ranging across the decades, from “The Death of Emmett Till” and “Only a Pawn in Their Game” to “Cold Irons Bound,” and from Infidels or “Love and Theft” to “Drifter’s Escape” and “Pretty Boy Floyd.”

The Dylan Review Winter Issue 2.2 will be available online in December 2020. The deadline for contributions to the special topic has been extended to November 15.

The editors welcome feedback at editors@dylanreview.org