Patrick B. Mullen is professor emeritus of English and folklore at The Ohio State University. Author of I Heard the Old Fishermen Say: Folklore of the Texas Gulf Coast, Listening to Old Voices: Folklore, Life Stories, and the Elderly, and other books, he has most recently published The Man Who Adores the Negro, Race and American Folklore (University of Illinois Press, 2008). He is currently teaching a course on the poetry of Bob Dylan.
This was the first talk in a series: Race and Memory in American Vernacular Music.
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