Student Gets Go-ahead For Lady Gaga Dissertation

By Gary Cutlack on at

Forward-thinking lecturers at Cambridge University's Corpus Christi college are allowing student undergraduate Amrou Al-Kadhi to indulge his innermost desires, saying it's OK for his 10,000-word dissertation to be based around the life and times of Lady Gaga.

The student, who is studying the history of art, say he first had to explain who Gaga was to university bosses, before winning them over, telling the Standard: "I raised the influence of pop art-style critiques of consumer culture in Lady Gaga's performances and videos, and the legacy of second wave feminist performance art in them as well."

One of the key factors in winning approval of his course supervisor was when Al-Kadhi pointed out the "Warholian aesthetic" in Gaga's video for Telephone. [Standard]