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Roger Mathew Grant

Dean of the Arts and Humanities

Professor of Music

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BM Ithaca College
PHD University of Pennsylvania

Roger Mathew Grant

I am a theorist and historian of music and culture with particular interests in affect theory, the history of music theory, and eighteenth-century music.  My journal articles have appeared in Critical Inquiry, RepresentationsMusic Theory Spectrum, Eighteenth-Century Music, and the Journal of Music Theory.  My first book, Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era, won the 2016 Emerging Scholar Award from the Society for Music Theory.  In addition to teaching at Wesleyan, I have also been Visiting Professor in the music departments at both Harvard and Yale. My most recent book, Peculiar Attunements: How Affect Theory Turned Musical, was published with Fordham University Press (2020).  I am currently serving as the Dean of Arts and Humanities at Wesleyan University. You can find my CV here.

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