Fans of Harry Styles now have the chance to learn about the One Direction star in pursuing higher studies, as Texas State University Honours College in San Marcos has declared that it will be offering a course about the English singer from 2023 spring.
Late Night Studies: The Course Will Focus On Harry Styles’ Work And Fame
The course offered by the University is titled “Harry Styles and the Cult of celebrity: Identity, the Internet, and European Pop Culture” and is the first university course on Harry ever. In order to “understand the cultural and political development of the modern celebrity,” the course would focus on the work of the pop star both in film and music.
Dr. Louie Dean Valencia, who will be teaching the course at TXST, took to Twitter to make the news public.
“It’s official, official. I’m the world’s first ever university course on the work of #HarryStyles,” wrote Dr. Valencia, “It’s happening Spring 2023 at @TXST University. This is what tenure looks like. Let’s gooooo!”
It’s official, official. I’m teaching the world’s first ever university course on the work of #HarryStyles is happening Spring 2023 at @TXST University (see description).
This is what tenure looks like. Let’s gooooo! 😊 pic.twitter.com/1z3vMZoxRV
— Louie Dean Valencia (@BurntCitrus) July 16, 2022
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The course description shared by Dr. Valencia reads: “This course focuses on British musician Harry Styles and popular European culture to understand the cultural and political development of the modern celebrity as related to questions of gender and sexuality, race, class, nation and globalism, media, fashion, fan culture, internet culture, and consumerism.”
Well, this is not the first time a pop star is encouraging a course in college. This year previously, New York University’s Clive Davis Institute launched a Taylor Swift class which was taught by Rolling Stone journalist Brittany Spanos. The course surveyed Swift’s progression as an artist, the legacy of pop and country songwriters, the politics of race in popular contemporary music, and more.
However, there is no word regarding “Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity” about whether feather boas would be embraced for the course.