A new literature course at Ghent University in Belgium will focus on the literary value of Taylor Swift's ,
discography and will cover poetry, prose, and now songwriting. Students will have access to "Literature:
Taylor's Version" this fall, which will be curated by assistant professor Elly McCausland and refer ,
to the artist's re-recorded album titles.Swift's writing will be compared to literature "from the Medieval ,
period to the Victorian," including Geoffrey Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde," Shakespeare's "The Tempest,"
Charlotte Bronte's "Villette," as well as the work of contemporary authors like Margaret Atwood and S.E. Hinton.
McCausland, the author of the blog "Swifterature," which compares the pop star's themes,
imagery, and use,Swift is "highly prolific and autobiographical in her songwriting,