By Mike Bedigan, PA Los Angeles Correspondent
A university in Texas has announced it will be offering a course based on the work of Harry Styles from 2023.
The course, titled Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet, and European Pop Culture will be on offer at Texas State University Honours College from next spring.
It will focus on the pop megastar’s work, both in music and film, in order to “understand the cultural and political development of the modern celebrity”.
Dr Louie Dean Valencia announced the news on Twitter, citing it as the first course of its kind.
It's official, official. I'm teaching the world's first ever university course on the work of #HarryStyles is happening Spring 2023 at @TXST University (see description).
This is what tenure looks like. Let's gooooo! 😊 pic.twitter.com/1z3vMZoxRV
— Louie Dean Valencia (@BurntCitrus) July 16, 2022
Dr Valencia wrote: “It’s official, official. I’m the world’s first ever university course on the work of #HarryStyles.
“It’s happening Spring 2023 at @TXST University. This is what tenure looks like. Let’s gooooo!”
He also shared the course description, which reads: “This course focuses on British musician Harry Styles and popular European culture to understand the cultural and political development of the modern celebrity as related to questions of gender and sexuality, race, class, nation and globalism, media, fashion, fan culture, internet culture, and consumerism.”