Saturday, March 25, 2023

Stanford Students to Study Taylor Swift


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Hold on to your hats, folks, because Jake Gyllenhaal is shaking in his boots right now! Why, you ask? Well, Stanford University just announced their latest addition to their academic curriculum: a Taylor Swift-inspired course that’s got everyone talking. And if you’re a first-year student at the prestigious California school, you could earn credits by analyzing Tay-Tay’s most talked about breakup in a course that’s hilariously titled “All Too Well (Ten Week Version).”

The class is being offered as part of Stanford’s Introductory Studies ITALIC program, which is an artsy-fartsy program for hands-on learning. And while past courses have included travel sketching, watercolor, and improv acting, this new class takes the cake! Best of all, it’s taught by upperclassmen who’ve been there, done that, and excelled in the program.

But wait, there’s a catch! The course is only open to first-year students, which means if you’re a sophomore, junior, or senior, you’re out of luck. Sorry, folks, but it looks like you’ll have to find another way to spend your time. Maybe you could take up knitting or underwater basket weaving?

For those lucky enough to take the course, get ready to dive deep into Swift’s 2021 hit single. You’ll be challenged to conduct an “in depth analysis” of the song, which tells the story of one of Swift’s hardest breakups. But don’t worry, Swifties, you’ll have plenty of time to dissect every lyric verse by verse.

And if you’re wondering which version of the song you’ll be analyzing, fear not! It’s the “Ten Minute Version” (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) that dropped alongside the re-recording of Red almost a decade later. Plus, there’s even a 10-minute short film directed by Swift herself that stars Dylan O’Brien as Gyllenhaal and Sadie Sink as young Taylor. So buckle up, Stanford students, because this course is going to be a wild ride!

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