Monday, January 31, 2011

Get your university degree in Beatles Studies!

Thirty or forty years ago, such a thing would speak volumes about the Beatles and their talent.  Today, where you can take courses in comic books, Star Trek, Dungeons and Dragons, Harry Potter, and any one of a thousand pop culture subjects, it speaks more of the level of academic sophistication in the 21st century.  Just like J.R.R. Tolkien.  Was a time when a university that offered even part of a course studying something like The Lord of the Rings was a badge of prestige for that work.  Today, it's just slipped between classes in Reality TV on one side, and Pornography 101 on the other. 

1 comment:

  1. I dunno that this is strictly new, or strictly bad; I mean, yeah, I can see that there's a difference between studying current art/culture and studying the classics, but in the olden world where the classics are ancient and timeless, Melville's just a recent popular author too, so...


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