Harvard University is set to introduce a new English class titled “Taylor Swift and Her World” in the upcoming spring semester, attracting nearly 300 enrolled students. The course, part of a broader trend in academic institutions nationwide, explores Swift’s impact on various subjects.
Other universities, such as NYU, the University of Texas at Austin, Stanford, Arizona State, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Florida, are offering courses ranging from psychology to entrepreneurship inspired by Taylor Swift’s work.
The interview with Professor Stephanie Burt, who will teach the Harvard class, reveals her admiration for Swift’s music and her desire to delve into the artist’s creative process and career evolution, citing the documentary “Miss Americana” as a pivotal influence.
The broader academic trend reflects a growing recognition of Swift’s cultural significance beyond her musical achievements.