Friday, January 27, 2012

Would You Take a Course on Beyonce?

You guys know I love Beyonce! Lol. Okay I won't even elaborate on that but I am not sure if you knew Rutgers University is offering a class on well...none other than our very own Beyonce! Kevin Allred, a doctoral student and lecturer in the institution's Department of Women's and Gender Studies, will be teaching a course, "Politicizing Beyonce," in which he examines the singer's lyrics and videos in comparison to the writings of Alice Walker and Sojourner Truth.
“This isn’t a course about BeyoncĂ©’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend,” he says. Rather, the performer’s music and career are used as lenses to explore American race, gender, and sexual politics. She certainly pushes boundaries, Allred said. While other artists are simply releasing music, she’s creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona.”
Interesting.. would you enroll in Beyonce 101? Read more about it here.


  1. I love me some Bey.. but now.. I wouldn't be taking any course on her. Not unless I was getting paid, instead of paying for. Very Interesting though.