It's unknown how much time the "Jersey Shore" guys actually spent inside a classroom.
Snooki, Pauly D and The Situation may soon be moving beyond the small screen into academic territory.
University of Chicago student David Showalter is seeking funding to host an academic conference on MTV's "Jersey Shore."
In his online pitch, Showalter said he believes the conference would be of interest to scholars in the fields such as media, cultural studies and anthropology. He describes the show as "an original lens through which contemporary problems of gender, ethnicity, celebrity, mass media, and the production of "reality" may be examined."
Potential lecture items include:
Showalter hopes to host the conference on the U of C campus this fall.
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