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University Course: ‘Politics of Kanye West – Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics’

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Starting this semester, Washington University in St. Louis is offering a course on the “Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics.”

According to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the course offers a variety of topics relating to Kanye West, including “Who is Kanye West and Why Is He in the Flashing Lights?,” “Love Lock Down, or Hip-Hop’s Queer Love Languages,” “Touch the Sky: When the Aspirant Turns Genius,” and will also discuss West’s famous interruption of Taylor Swift during the 2009 Music Television Video Music Awards.

The course on the outspoken musician will be taught by Dr. Jeffrey McCune, an Associate Professor who teaches both Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African and African American Studies.

[RELATED: Georgia prof integrates rapper Kendrick Lamar into classroom]

West is often in the news for his controversial comments, including most famously his insistence that George W. Bush doesn’t care about black people, made on national television in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

“At that point, I realized the dynamics of this performer, how he embodied mul…

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