There’s no doubt, singer Taylor Swift is one of the biggest names in the world right now.
Her impact on the music industry, life in general, and culture is massive. Her current Eras tour is set to become the world’s biggest music tour ever.
Now, the University of Melbourne has announced that it will host an academic conference on the phenomenon that is Taylor Swift. Coincidentally, the conference will take place from 11 to 13 February 2024, just days before the US singer’s Eras tour arrives for its Australian leg.
The conference has the support of seven universities across Australia and New Zealand.
CNN reports that the Swiftposium is calling for papers that examine Swift’s relationship to social movements such as feminism and LGBTQ+ rights, her influence on political, gender, race and identity discourses, her tour’s impact on local economies and cultural identity of cities, and the literary interpretations of her lyrics.
The 33-year-old is not only the topic of a university conference, but also the reason why newspaper publisher Garnett is advertising for a Taylor Swift reporter.
The US-based publisher owns the USA Today newspaper and has advertised for an “experienced and video-forward journalist who is also an energetic writer, photographer and social media pro” to focus solely on Taylor Swift.
The reporter is expected to work for the Tennessean and USA Today outlets.
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