Sign us up for this course at Rutgers!
Beyoncé may have accomplished many things in her lifetime, but she can now add being a subject for a college course to her list!
While that may sound weird, we would have to agree that Bey is an innovator! Anyone and everyone could learn a lot from this media mogul!
"Politicizing Beyoncé," the course that Kevin Allred, a doctoral student and lecturer in Rutgers’ Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, decided to teach is in no way shape or form about Queen B's political career!
Kevin talked about his Bey-centered course:
“This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she performed during President Obama’s inauguration weekend.
She certainly pushes boundaries. While other artists are simply releasing music, she’s creating a grand narrative around her life, her career, and her persona.”
This is so true! The Pretty Hurts singer does tend to think outside of the box!
Srsly, no one was expecting a visual album from the Queen last December! That shiz caused a media frenzy!!
The class will focus on the songstress' music and career to explore American race, gender, and sexual politics.
He continued to explain:
"It’s important to shift students away from simply being consumers of media toward thinking more critically about what they’re engaging on a regular basis.”
Sounds like something we'd totes pass with flying colors!
Now if only Bey would stop by to be a guest lecturer…
[Image via Mavrix Online.]
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