Just When You Thought You’d Heard It All..........Harvard University Is Offering a Taylor Swift Course

A new Harvard University Taylor Swift course has proven so popular that the professor running it has launched a desperate search for more teaching assistants. English professor Stephanie Burt has already seen nearly 300 students sign up for her new Taylor Swift and Her World class, and it’s expected to have an ever-growing waiting list. Candidates for the teaching assistant job must live in the Boston/Providence metro area, love Taylor Swift, and have qualifications or experience sufficient to teach a writing-intensive college course. Burt's new class is just one of scores that have been launched up and down the country in response to the world's Taylor Swift obsession, with at least five schools now offering courses inspired by the 34-year-old songstress. The new course will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning with the Spring 2024 term, from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT. According to the course description, students will learn how to study fan culture, celebrity culture, adolescence, adulthood and appropriation…whatever that means. Despite this being an English course, Burt will also look in depth at subjects that may have played roles in how Swift has affected the economy — so-called “Swiftonomics.” It makes you wonder how that course will look on a resume.