A group of Australian and New Zealand universities have come together to develop a world-first Taylor ‘Swiftposium’.
The conference will bring together academic experts to analyse the cultural and economic impact of Taylor Swift.
The event will conclude days before the Melbourne leg of the singer-songwriter’s sold out ‘Eras’ tour in February.
A symposium is a conference where experts gather to discuss a particular topic.
The purpose of the Taylor ‘Swiftposium’ is for scholars to “engage in critical dialogue about Swift’s popularity and its profound implications”.
Researchers will be invited to submit papers on Swift’s impact on issues including “gender, fandom, popular culture, literature, the economy, the music industry, and more”.
The event is a collaboration by seven universities across Australia and New Zealand.
The University of Melbourne will host the conference from 11-13 February. Speakers from the Asia-Pacific region can present remotely.