By: David Millward
Students at Copenhagen are being offered classes on Beyoncé.
Already 75 students at the university – which dates back more than 530 years – have signed up for the course.
The class, entitled “Beyoncé, Gender and Race” will be taught in much the same way as other cultural courses such as opera, the Local reported.
Such is the interest in the class that it has been moved to a larger lecture hall.
Erik Steinskog told the Danish broadcaster, TV2 that the work of Beyoncé Knowles was a matter of academic interest.
“We will analyse her songs and music videos. There will be a focus on gender, sexuality and race,” he said.
“One of the goals [of the class] is to introduce black feminist thought, which is not well known in Scandinavia. We want to explore the kind of entity feminism is,” he said.
“Beyoncé is important in understanding the world we live in. Beyoncé is one of the biggest pop artists today, which makes her important in an analysis of contemporary times,” Prof Steinskog added.
Copenhagen is not even breaking new ground. Rutgers University in New Jersey launched a Beyoncé course several years ago.
The University of Virginia launched a four week Game of Thrones course.
Not to be outdone Staffordshire’s University offered a course in David Beckham studies in which participants explored some of the sociological implications behind society’s obsession with footballers.
Source: NZ Herald