Taylor Swift’s songwriting is to be the topic of a brand new literature course at a Texas college.
The course – The Taylor Swift Songbook – will fill a clean area within the line-up on the College of Texas at Austin (UTA) from this autumn.
It means the pop megastar’s songs will probably be “learn” alongside different UK and US literary giants reminiscent of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Coleridge, Keats, and different artists college students will hope to know all too effectively by the tip of their research.
The course will use “the songwriting of pop music icon Taylor Swift to introduce literary vital studying and analysis methods-basic expertise for work in English literature and different humanities disciplines,” in line with an outline on the UTA web site.
“Specializing in Swift’s music and the cultural contexts during which it and her profession are located, we’ll take into account frameworks for understanding her work, reminiscent of poetic type, fashion, and historical past amongst varied issues and theoretical points vital to contextualisation as we follow shut and in-depth studying, evaluating secondary sources, and constructing robust arguments,” it provides.
For many who really feel prepared for it, preliminary texts embody albums Purple (Swift’s Model), Lover, Folklore and Evermore.
UTA follows within the footsteps of New York College (NYU), which beforehand helped followers fulfil their wildest goals by providing a course on Swift as a music entrepreneur, and the assorted pop and nation songwriters that helped form her work.
The singer boosted her fame by receiving an honorary physician of wonderful arts from NYU earlier this yr.
The brand new course additionally comes after a separate university in Texas announced it will be offering a course based on the work of Harry Styles from 2023.
Harry Styles and the Cult of Superstar: Id, the Web, and European Pop Tradition will probably be on supply at Texas State College Honours Faculty from subsequent spring.
It can deal with the pop star’s work in music and movie to “perceive the cultural and political growth of the trendy celeb”.