Fans have dug deep into Taylor Swift’s song lyrics for most of her career, looking for hidden meanings and real-world relevance. Now, a select group will be able to do so for college credit at one of the top-ranked schools in the country.
Stanford University, in its Winter 2023 term, will offer a course called “All Too Well (Ten Week Version)”, an “in-depth” analysis of Swift’s 2012 song, which the artist has reissued last year in a 10 minute version. version.
While skeptics might roll their eyes at such a pop culture-focused classroom, Swift’s music has become increasingly common in college classrooms in recent years. Last year, for example, the University of Texas at Austin offered “The Taylor Swift Songbook,” a specialized undergraduate class that studied Swift’s lyrics against great literature. Queen’s University of Canada, on the other hand, offers “The Literary Legacy of Taylor Swift” in its Cultural Studies program.
And last January, New York University’s Clive Davis Institute launched a course on Swift’s evolution as an artist and entrepreneur.
The most recent offer at Stanford is part of the Italic 99 program, which sees new offers every quarter.
“With each term offering unique courses, these student-led courses are focused on hands-on learning and have included topics such as travel drawing, watercolor, music composition, improvisation, animation and digital art, among many others,” the website reads.
“All Too Well” first appeared on Swift’s “Red” album, with fans believing it detailed the singer’s split from actor Jake Gyllenhaal. More than a decade later, Swift re-released an extended 10-minute version of the song with additional lyrics and performed it on Saturday Night Live.
Students hoping to progress through the class can walk the 13 miles to Levi Stadium in July, where Swift’s Eras Tour will stop July 28-29.
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