Paul Simon To Give 2013 Ellman Lectures at Emory

From Emory’s website

Paul Simon, whose lyrics have graced several generations worldwide, will give the 2013 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature at Emory University Feb. 10-12.

The selection of Simon, “a consummate songwriter,” to deliver the lectures, aims to “slightly open up the concept of what literature is,” says Joseph Skibell, associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory and director of the lectures. The international selection committee discussed song as a part of world literature, and agreed that Simon was the obvious first choice.

…The Ellmann Lectures consist of a series of public lectures that are ticketed but free and open to the public. Tickets will be available near the end of the university’s fall semester. Simon’s lectures will concern, in part, an overview of the historical antecedents of the music made between 1966 and 1970.

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  1. “Simon’s lectures will concern, in part, an overview of the historical antecedents of the music made between 1966 and 1970.” Beautiful . Those were my late high school and early college years and his music and words helped shape many of my decisions in life. I will attend. Just last night I discovered Leonard Cohen’s reading of “Sounds of Silence” on YouTube.

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