Decoding Taylor Swift: Unveiling the Layers of Her Lyrics and Music with Megan Prikhodko


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Course Title: Decoding Taylor Swift: Unveiling the Layers of Her Lyrics and Music

Instructor: Megan Prikhodko, Bus '13

Brought to you by Odyssey  

September 03, 2023 - October 8, 2023 (6 Sessions)  

Sunday, 6 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Over the course of our journey, we will intimately examine 3-4 carefully selected songs during each class, dissecting Taylor’s ingenious use of imagery, rhyme, and reference. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how cultural context can enrich lyrics and a greater ability to analyze the nuances and references of today's musical scene.


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ABOUT Megan Prikhodko

Megan Prikhodko is a 15-year veteran of the publishing and technology industries and currently leads Wiley Partner Solution’s Innovation team which focuses on customer-focused feedback and a design-thinking innovation process. Megan graduated from the University of Maryland with a double major in English and Philosophy and went on to edit four books and publish her own collection of poetry. Further, she earned an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

Beginning in 2008, with the release of Fearless, Megan has developed an intense interest in Taylor Swift’s lyrical mastery and enjoys applying her literary experience to better understand how Taylor’s music connects with the world.

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 Event Date
Sunday, September 3, 2023
6:00pm EDT

Sunday, October 8, 2023
8:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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