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Brittany Spanos: Swiftmania (Taylor’s Version)


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Renowned journalist and pop culture expert Brittany Spanos discusses the cultural and artistic legacy of Taylor Swift. Join us for a night to remember all too well.

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Taylor Swift’s concerts have shifted the economic climate of entire cities; she has prompted US Senate hearings about major ticketing reforms and industry-defining conversations about copyright and ownership; and her public and private life have driven tabloid fodder for decades (Kimye drama, anyone?). The pop icon’s genre-bending career and reputation have made waves across the globe, and her cultural influence will be felt for generations.

In February, journalist Brittany Spanos and host Brodie Lancaster delve into the mythology and influence of Taylor Swift. A Senior Writer for Rolling Stone magazine, last year Spanos taught New York University’s first-ever course on Taylor Swift. At this exclusive Melbourne event, Spanos will analyse Swift’s meteoric ascent to become one of the most celebrated and prolific musical artists of all time, and her ongoing impact on fandom, popular culture and the music industry. Are you ready for it?



Brittany Spanos’s visit to Melbourne is part of the University of Melbourne’s Swiftposium conference. This will be her only public event.


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Brittany Spanos

Brittany Spanos is a Senior Writer at Rolling Stone, with a focus on pop music and internet culture. Since 2015, she has written cover stories on Adele, Cardi B, Harry Styles and many more superstars. She’s hosted two podcasts for the magazine as well as making regular appearances on the show... Read more

Brodie Lancaster

Brodie Lancaster is an author and essayist from Melbourne. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Vogue Australia, the Guardian and New York magazine. Her first book, the pop culture memoir No Way! Okay, Fine, was published by Hachette in 2017, and she co-hosts th... Read more


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