Always wanted to study the art of being Beyoncé? Yes, us too. The dream is a reality thanks to this new university course...
Beyoncé has always been high on the inspiration scale, but now the Grammy songstress is making us want head back to university.
Thanks to one university in America, Beyoncé and feminism just became a plausible subject to enrol in. Seriously.
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at New Jersey’s Rutgers University has confirmed plans to introduce the course called, Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyoncé.
Created by PhD student Kevin Allred, the course combines Beyoncé’s videos and lyrics with readings from black feminist writers.
‘This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,’ he told the University paper. ‘Rather, the performer’s music and career are used as lenses to explore American race, gender, and sexual politics.’
Adding: ‘It’s important to shift students away from simply being consumers of media toward thinking more critically about what they’re engaging in on a regular basis.’
The new university course comes after Beyoncé wrote an open essay about her views on feminism. Talking about gender equality, she wrote in The Shriver Report: ‘We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality, it isn’t a reality yet.’
Meanwhile hubby Jay Z has already landed his own college course, as fans of the rapper can take up The Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay Z at Georgetown University.
Amazing. Now where do we sign up?