This MAYBE makes me want to go back to college...
A new NYU class is all about Taylor Swift and her effects on the music industry.
The class is supposed to cover everything from music entrepreneurship to the “politics of race” in pop music and “discourses of youth and girlhood.”
According to Variety, course objectives include:
Students will develop an understanding and appreciation for Taylor Swift as a creative music entrepreneur; Students will learn to deconstruct the way her creativity and songwriting have made her a durable presence in a quickly evolving music industry;
Students will learn about the legacy of pop and country songwriters that have influenced Swift as well as the discourses around “prodigies” in pop music history;
Students will gain an understanding of how discourses of youth and girlhood are often exploited in the media and music industries;
Students will learn about the politics of race in contemporary popular music, and to interrogate whiteness as it relates to Swift’s politics, songwriting, worldview and interactions with the wider cultural world around her;
Students will develop greater sophistication in their artistic appreciation, critical thinking, research and writing skills.”
Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Dolly Parton also have courses about them at colleges throughout the country.