Texas State University to offer HISTORY COURSE on 'Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity' in 2023
Students at Texas State University will now be learning about former One Direction member Harry Styles and his influence on the issues of gender and sexuality. This research is part of a course called 'Harry Styles And The Cult Of Celebrity: Identity, The Internet And European Pop Culture'.
Dr Louie Dean Valencia, an Associate Professor of Digital History at the college, tweeted a picture of the course poster and a confirmation email from the college that the module will be offered to students the following year, in 2023.
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).— Louie Dean Valencia (@BurntCitrus) July 16, 2022
This is what tenure looks like. Let's gooooo! 😊 pic.twitter.com/1z3vMZoxRV
Dr Valencia announced he'll be teaching a course titled 'Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet, and European Pop Culture' at Texas State University's Honors College in spring 2023, for which students will study all of Styles' albums and acting roles as well as his work with One Direction.
"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," read the Texas State Honors College description.
Taylor Swift also has 'celebrity course' about her
The Clive Davis Institute at New York University announced in February that Taylor Swift would be the subject of a course for its students. According to Variety, this Taylor Swift program began on Sunday, January 26, and will run until Wednesday, March 9. This program had a huge demand and a long queue as soon as it launched. The program description read: "This course proposes to deconstruct both the appeal and aversions to Taylor Swift through close readings of her music and public discourse as it relates to her growth as an artist and a celebrity."
The 32-year-old singer was officially asked to address the class, but somehow the invitation was "still pending," according to the Institute's representative. Brittany Spanos, a staff writer for the Rolling Stones and a "Swiftie" was the instructor of the course that focused on Swift. The course outline said that Swift's career will be analyzed from a political and cultural perspective. A lecture on Taylor Swift was "a no-brainer," according to Jason King, chairman of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, who said the concept was first put out to him by Spanos.
Harry will perform his sole 'Love On Tour' concert in Ireland on Wednesday, July 20, at Dublin's Aviva Stadium. At his London performance on Sunday, July 17, former One Direction bandmate Niall Horan was one of the familiar faces in the crowd. He has been captivating spectators all over the world with his 'Love On Tour' show that has drawn comparisons to another legendary stage performer.
After the latest wave of mind-blowing performances with significant audience interactions, his fans think he has upped his game with many of them drawing parallels to the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who, before he died in 1991, was well-known for his colorful concerts.