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Roger Mathew Grant

Dean of the Arts and Humanities

Associate Professor of Music

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Roger Mathew Grant

I am a theorist and historian of music and culture with particular interests in affect theory, the history of music theory, Enlightenment aesthetics, and eighteenth-century music. Currently I am Dean of Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of music in the music department at Wesleyan.  My most recent book, Peculiar Attunements: How Affect Theory Turned Musical, appeared with Fordham in March of this year.  My journal publications include 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. This year I am visiting Associate Professor in the music department at Yale and last year I was visiting in the music department at HarvardYou can find my CV here.

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