As we know, megastar Taylor Swift rarely escapes from the headlines, whether it’s news about her latest tour or speculation about her latest lover.
Elly McCausland, a professor of English Literature at Ghent University in Belgium, admits to being a ‘Swiftie,’ as fans of the singer are known. This year, he taught Taylor Swift’s lyrics alongside the works of poets such as Sylvia Plath, Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare in a course for graduate or Master’s students.
“I had the idea for this course actually last year, in the fall, when Taylor Swift released the album ‘Midnights.’ In the album ‘Midnights’ there is a song called ‘The Great War,’ in ‘The Great War,’ he talks about a relationship and he uses the symbolism and iconography of the First World War to talk about a relationship, a difficult relationship, trauma. connection. And I started thinking about the comparisons we could make between that text and other poems.”
Other universities have also recognized the potential of the pop star’s lyrics to inspire students. The University of Texas at Austin offered a literature course for undergraduates last year.
Again, Professor Elly McCausland explained, “I think it is very important that literature remains fresh and that we give students new perspectives because literature is a living thing and its reception is always changing. So why not compare him with modern artists?”
The students agreed. Elizabeth was one of those who supported the idea.
“One of the reasons I chose this course is also because I feel we learn a lot of interesting things about literature, but they all come from the past. I want a connection to the present, and I think this course will help with that. So, I think it’s great that people my age see that it’s still important today,” he explained.
Taylor Swift has always been reluctant to discuss her personal life in public, but there have been rumors circulating about the pop superstar’s relationship with Travis Kelce, a popular Kansas City Chiefs football player.
The 12-time Grammy Award winner took advantage of an invitation from the All-Pro to watch the Kansas Chiefs play the Chicago Bears at home at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Sunday (9/24).
Swift wore red and white while watching with Kelce’s mother, Donna, from one of the glass-enclosed rooms.
He also watched a good match. Kelce caught a 3-yard pass for a touchdown in the third quarter, and the defending Super Bowl champions cruised to a 41-10 victory.
Kelce did not speak to reporters after the game, but he was seen leaving Arrowhead Stadium with Taylor Swift.
Now Taylor Swift is taking a break from the Eras Tour, which will continue on November 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (lt/my)