Will the classes in a new college course called "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame" be held only for 15-minute periods?
Former Inquirer reporter Kit Seelye tells us about the Carolina college course devoted to study of singing phenom Lady Gaga, her fame and its implications for modern civilization.
Professor Mathieu Deflem's course will examine what makes people famous, plus the meaning of fame itself. Presumably, it's about something other than wearing weird clothes or, in the case of certain Hollywood starlets, even omitting certain articles of clothing. In Lady Gaga's case, the young singer certainly has style and talent to match chutzpa and all the rest.
There might be an entire class devoted to the meaning of Gaga's Belfast stage appearance over the weekend in which she bit off the head of a Barbie doll. (Guest lecture by Ozzy Osbourne?)