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Students of Stanford University can now study Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well'

Stanford University is offering a unique course on Taylor Swift's 2012 hit 'All Too Well' as part of its ITALIC 99 courses.

Students of Stanford University can now study Taylor Swift's 'All Too Well'
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Stanford University is offering a unique course called "All Too Well (Ten Week Version)," where students will analyze Taylor Swift's 2021 hit song in-depth. This course is part of Stanford's ITALIC 99 program, which will provide an introduction to topics taught by program alumni. The program offers various student-led courses on topics, such as travel sketching, watercolor, music composition, improv acting, animation and digital art.

According to PEOPLE, Stanford is not the only university that has included Taylor Swift's music in its curriculum. Last year, The University of Texas at Austin offered an undergraduate course named "The Taylor Swift Songbook" as part of its liberal arts honors program. Moreover, Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, offers a course in "Taylor Swift's Literary Legacy" as part of its Cultural Studies program. In February 2022, New York University's Clive Davis Institute launched a course on the singer.



 

Taylor Swift has become an object of study in academia because of her success as a singer-songwriter. She received a Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, from NYU in May 2022. Also, she gave her first-ever commencement speech during the commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium.

"Last time I was in a stadium this size, I was dancing in heels and wearing a glittery leotard. This outfit is much more comfortable," Swift starts, later referencing her hit 1989 song. "To all the parents, family members, mentors, teachers, allies, friends, and loved ones here today who have supported these students ... let me say to you now: Welcome to New York. It's been waiting for you."

Image Source: Getty Images/ Photo by: 	Dia Dipasupil
Image Source: Getty Images/ Photo by: Dia Dipasupil

 

Taylor Swift's hit song "All Too Well" was originally released in 2012 as part of her album "Red." In 2021, she released a ten-minute version of the song, which has become a favorite among fans and critics alike. The song is a heartbreak ode that resonates with many people. The unique courses offered by various universities show how music and pop culture can be analyzed and studied as part of academic research. These courses provide an opportunity for students to learn about different subjects from a fresh perspective. Taylor Swift's music has become an object of study due to her popularity and ability to connect with her audience through her lyrics.

Image Source: Getty Images/ Photo by: 	Amy Sussman
Image Source: Getty Images/ Photo by: Amy Sussman

 

In conclusion, more universities are embracing pop culture and Taylor Swift is a perfect example of how popular music can be studied and analyzed in an academic setting. The courses offered by various universities are offering opportunities for students to learn about different subjects and gain new insights. Taylor Swift's music has become a favorite among fans and academics alike and her success as a singer-songwriter continues to inspire people around the world.

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