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University Of Virginia Offers Class On Lady Gaga

First Posted: 09/10/10 05:05 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:35 PM ET

Lady Gaga College Course

Some students at the University of Virginia will be taking on a new figure to study this fall: Lady Gaga.

The Cavalier Daily reports:

In Graduate Arts & Sciences student Christa Romanosky's ongoing ENWR 1510 class, "GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity," students analyze how the musician pushes social boundaries with her work. For this introductory course to argumentative essay writing, Romanosky chose the Lady Gaga theme to establish an engaging framework for critical analysis.


"We're exploring how identity is challenged by gender and sexuality and how Lady Gaga confronts this challenge," Romanosky said.

This isn't the first time Gaga has been the subject of academic inquiry. Earlier this year, doctoral student Meghan Vicks and writer/performance artist Kate Durbin founded Gaga Stigmata, an online literary and scholarly journal for all things Gaga.

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