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Clio has a PhD in English and uses it to interpret the songs of Taylor Swift.

Studies in Taylor Swift Clio Doyle

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 14 Ratings

Clio has a PhD in English and uses it to interpret the songs of Taylor Swift.

    Updates: Book and Newsletter

    Updates: Book and Newsletter

    Thanks so much to those of you who have listened to and supported this podcast! I am so excited to announce that my book, Dear Reader: Taylor Swift and the Idea of English Literature, will be published by Hutchinson Heinemann in 2026. 

    You can find the press release here: https://www.thebookseller.com/rights/hutchinson-heinemann-exclusively-pre-empts-academic-clio-doyles-celebration-of-taylor-swift-lyrics 

    Meanwhile, I’m coming across all sorts of interesting ideas, having some weird ideas of my own, and generally marinating in Swift content. Hence… the newsletter!
    I’m planning to round up my favorite Taylor-Swift-related (and some broader literature-related) reading and thinking every two weeks. You can expect: links to articles, including anything I publish, close readings of songs, updates on my teaching and book, reactions to Swift’s new releases, and anything else I think might be of interest. So please do subscribe if you want to go on this journey with me!

    You can subscribe here: https://cliodoyle.substack.com/subscribe
     
    Studies in Taylor Swift is produced and edited by Clio Doyle. Cover art is by Finley Doyle. Music is by Audionautix. You can send questions or comments to studiesintaylorswift@gmail.com 

    • 3 min
    REISSUE: Taylor Swift and Sound Studies (Our Song)

    REISSUE: Taylor Swift and Sound Studies (Our Song)

    *This is an episode from the first three seasons of Studies in Taylor Swift, which ran from 2021-22. Although the entire podcast is no longer available, selected episodes will be regularly reissued.*

    Clio and Meredith discuss sound studies and what it can tell us about the work of Taylor Swift.

    Studies in Taylor Swift is produced and edited by Clio Doyle. Cover art is by Finley Doyle. Music is by Audionautix. You can send questions or comments to studiesintaylorswift@gmail.com.

    • 29 min
    REISSUE: Taylor Swift and Musical Theater Part 1 - Stephen Sondheim

    REISSUE: Taylor Swift and Musical Theater Part 1 - Stephen Sondheim

    *This is an episode from the first three seasons of Studies in Taylor Swift, which ran from 2021-22. Although the entire podcast is no longer available, selected episodes will be regularly reissued.*

    What does Stephen Sondheim have to do with Taylor Swift? 

    Studies in Taylor Swift is produced and edited by Clio Doyle. Cover art is by Finley Doyle. Music is by Audionautix. You can send questions or comments to studiesintaylorswift@gmail.com.

    • 20 min
    REISSUE: Taylor Swift and Musical Theater Part 2 - Cats

    REISSUE: Taylor Swift and Musical Theater Part 2 - Cats

    *This is an episode from the first three seasons of Studies in Taylor Swift, which ran from 2021-22. Although the entire podcast is no longer available, selected episodes will be regularly reissued.*

    Is Taylor Swift the new TS Eliot?

    Studies in Taylor Swift is produced and edited by Clio Doyle. Cover art is by Finley Doyle. Music is by Audionautix. You can send questions or comments to studiesintaylorswift@gmail.com.

    • 23 min
    REISSUE: Taylor Swift and Consciousness (Christmas Tree Farm)

    REISSUE: Taylor Swift and Consciousness (Christmas Tree Farm)

    *This is an episode from the first three seasons of Studies in Taylor Swift, which ran from 2021-22. Although the entire podcast is no longer available, selected episodes will be regularly reissued.*

    In this podcast's heart is a Christmas tree farm where the people would come and cite Kierkegaard.

    Studies in Taylor Swift is produced and edited by Clio Doyle. Cover art is by Finley Doyle. Music is by Audionautix. You can send questions or comments to studiesintaylorswift@gmail.com.

    • 15 min
    REISSUE: Liveness and Performance in Three Versions of "All Too Well"

    REISSUE: Liveness and Performance in Three Versions of "All Too Well"

    *This is an episode from the first three seasons of Studies in Taylor Swift, which ran from 2021-22. Although the entire podcast is no longer available, selected episodes will be regularly reissued.*

    Clio compares the short film of "All Too Well" to Citizen Kane, talks about the symbolism of hands, and makes some predictions about the year 2023. 

    Studies in Taylor Swift is produced and edited by Clio Doyle. Cover art is by Finley Doyle. Music is by Audionautix. You can send questions or comments to studiesintaylorswift@gmail.com.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Great Show

Great show, I only wish the episodes were longer

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Perfect for the bookish Swiftie

As a former English major and a huge Taylor Swift fan, I seriously feel like this podcast was made for me. This podcast is very well researched and connects literary theory to Taylor Swift lyrics in a way that is easy for anyone to understand! If anything, I wish the episodes were longer because I can’t get enough. I feel reaffirmed in taking Taylor’s lyrics so seriously!

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