Discussing A Level English literature, choosing books, close reading and more..
In it we talk about the song The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol (see http://youtu.be/1jiYVUU1RXQ), as well as the 1963 ‘I have a dream’ speech of Martin Luther King Jr (an event Bob Dylan performed at). We also look at Bob Dylan’s lack of open comment about the Vietnam war (there is an articvle about this HERE).
This video might well suit those studying the place of Bob in 60s US culture and history..
In this short video, I ask Professor John Hughes about why someone interested in Literature should pay attention to Bob Dylan.
John also talks about his recent book: Invisible Now: Bob Dylan in the 1960s.
The title (obviously) comes from Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone – can see the lyrics at http://www.bobdylan.com/us/songs/rolling-stone
In this video Dr Dave Webster interviews Dr Malcolm MacLean about Mega-Events, Sport, the Football World Cup, the Olympics and ethics… We talk about the utilitarian decision-making process, the Play Fair organisation, the Qatar World Cup, Brazil, allotments in London and much more:
Play Fair describe themselves at http://play-fair.org/about:
Play Fair is a global campaign coordinated by international trade union federations and NGOs; namely the International Trades Union Federation (ITUC), the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF), the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC). The campaign calls on those who organize and profit from sports events to take specific steps to ensure that workers making sporting goods and building venues are not exploited, and that international labour standards are respected in the workplace as well as in the stadium.