The Idea of Nature Lecture Series- Stephanie Burt and the "The Nature of Taylor Swift"


Thu Apr 18 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Boise State Student Union | Boise, ID

Featured Speaker: Stephanie Burt, Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English at Harvard University
Lecture title: “The Nature of Taylor Swift”
Lecture synopsis: We hear about the great songwriter's relationship to her fans, to country, to pop, to singing, and even to the global economy. What about her relationship to nature? Or to the idea of nature? With examples from her own work and from poetry past and present, from the Romantics to contemporary New Zealand, we'll see how Taylor frames nature as an ally-- though an unreliable one-- as she works to become a reliable friend, a lover and a confident adult. We'll see how her lakes and her starlight change from the first country album to the quarantine indie-folk. We'll hear what's wrong with midnight rain-- and what's weird about snow on the beach.
Sponsored in part by The Nature Conservancy, the goal of Boise State University's The Idea of Nature Lecture Series is to promote interdisciplinary inquiry about the environment and to foster dialogue across the campus and community.
This lecture will be hybrid—join in person or on Zoom! This event is free, open to the public but registration is required:
More information is available on Boise State University Idea of Nature Series website:
Brought to you by:
College of Arts and Science, Deparment of English Literature
Lecture sponors:
Ada Soil & Water Conservation District
Idaho Humanities Council
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Nature Conservancy in Idaho
School of the Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
School of Public Service
College of Health Sciences
School of the Arts
Honors College

Where is it happening?

Boise State Student Union, 1700 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83706-3019, United States,Boise, Idaho

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

The Nature Conservancy in Idaho

Host or Publisher The Nature Conservancy in Idaho

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