The course promises an “in-depth analysis” of the singer-songwriter’s hit song “All Too Well”
Prestigious Stanford University is now offering an entire course dissecting Pop Superstar Taylor Swift’s hit “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version).
The new university class is set to include an “in-depth analysis” of the much-loved song’s lyrics, led by Stanford University alum Nona Hungate. According to a report by PEOPLE, the subject is part of the prestigious school’s “ITALIC 99” courses that put forward an introduction on topics headed by the program’s alumni.
The course, titled “All Too Well” (10 Week Version), will be available at Stanford University during its upcoming winter quarter.
“All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” In Uni
Stanford’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” course isn’t the first time a university has announced courses based on Swift.
In February last year, New York University’s Clive Davis Institute launched a course that covered “Swift’s evolution as a creative music entrepreneur, the legacy of pop and country songwriters, discourses of youth and girlhood, and the politics of race in contemporary popular music.”
In August 2022, the University of Texas in Austin kicked off an undergraduate course titled “The Taylor Swift Songbook,” which used “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.” Preliminary texts for the course include her 2020 lockdown albums “Folklore” and “Evermore,” 2019’s “Lover” and “Taylor’s Version”’ re-issue of “Red.”
These courses focusing on the singer-songwriter’s work were studied alongside the likes of playwright Willian Shakespeare, poets Geoffrey Chaucer, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath complete with “required texts.”
Another undergraduate course titled “Taylor Swift’s Literary Legacy” was also taught at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
Nine years after the release of “All Too Well” as part of her “Red” album, Swift dropped a 10-minute version of the hit song in 2021.
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