Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Stirs Up New College Course In Her Home State
If you’re a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, then Beyonce might make a special appearance this fall semester.
Well, not in person, but in the form of a new college course titled “Black Women and Beyonce,” which will derive its talking points from the Houstonian’s critically-acclaimed Lemonade album. Rooted in the English department, the class will focus on the “theoretical, historical, and literary frameworks of black feminism” the syllabus outlines, per the San Antonio Express-News.
“I have students contacting me and asking me questions about so many things—especially black feminism and theories of black womanhood,” Professor Kinitra Brooks shared with the UTSA website. “The course will be new, fun, and exciting—but I expect my students to come in hungry for knowledge and open to new theories about race and gender in popular culture.”
Beyonce’s sixth solo album debuted in April alongside a visual component that premiered on HBO. The video package was previously nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special and three other Emmy Award noms.