Lab Publication of the Week (Duinker and Léveillé Gauvin, 2017)

Lab Publication of the Week (Duinker and Léveillé Gauvin, 2017)

Every week we will be highlighting a different publication from the Ohio State Music Cognition Lab. Our first installment is an recent PhD graduate Hubert Léveillé Gauvin co-autherd with Ben Duinker of McGill University.

What better way to kick off this series than with an article that provides a corpus study of theory publications. By providing a meta-analysis of the topics and composers focused on in the Music Theory’s highest-impact journals (Journal of Music TheoryMusic Theory SpectrumMusic Analysis, and Music Theory Online), the authors take a “distant reading” approach to the field itself, and some fascinating trends emerge as a result.  

Duinker, B., & Léveillé Gauvin, H. (2017). Changing Content in Flagship Music Theory Journals, 1979–2014. Music Theory Online, Vol. 23, No. 4.