Through experimental reinterpretation and the creation of new traditions, The Boss has worked within known folk traditions, but at the same time, created new sounds and messages. In this program, patrons can learn about some of the works that have influenced one of Jersey’s most celebrated musical artists. His work was heavily influenced by the American folk tradition.
Prudence Jones, Professor at Montclair University, received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her research interests include Latin literature, Augustan Rome, Cleopatra VII, and ancient geography. She is the author of the books "Reading Rivers in Roman Literature and Culture", "Cleopatra: a Sourcebook", "Cleopatra, and Africa: Greek and Roman Perspectives from Homer to Apuleius".
This program is funded by New Jersey Council for the Humanities.