A College Course Made Just For YOU ... How To Be Like Taylor Swift

The University of Texas (UTA) in Austin is set to launch a new course all about Taylor Swift this autumn. The class is called “The Taylor Swift Songbook” and it’ll explore her songwriting. Her songs will be read alongside Shakespeare, Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, and Keats. Course texts include her albums “Folklore,” “Evermore,” “Lover,” and her reissue of “Red.”

The description of the course on UTA’s website shares that this course will use “the songwriting of pop music icon Taylor Swift to introduce literary critical reading and research methods-basic skills for work in English literature and other humanities disciplines.”

It also adds, “Focusing on Swift’s music and the cultural contexts in which it and her career are situated, we’ll consider frameworks for understanding her work, such as poetic form, style, and history among various matters and theoretical issues important to contextualisation as we practice close and in-depth reading, evaluating secondary sources, and building strong arguments.”

Source: NME 

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