Course Bibliography

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Almén, Byron. 2003. “Narrative Archetypes: A Critique, Theory, and Method of Narrative Analysis.” Journal of Music Theory 47 (1): 1–39.
Austin, J. L. 1975. How to Do Things with Words: Second Edition. Edited by J. O. Urmson and Marina Sbisà. 2 edition. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.
Barthes, Roland. (1968) 1989. “The Death of the Author.” In The Rustle of Language, translated by Richard Howard. University of California Press.
Boone, Christine. 2018. “Gendered Power Relationships in Mashups.” Music Theory Online 24 (1). http://mtosmt.org/issues/mto.18.24.1/mto.18.24.1.boone.html.
Buchler, Michael. 2017. “A Case Against Teaching Set Classes to Undergraduates.” Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy 5. http://flipcamp.org/engagingstudents5/essays/buchler.html.
Burns, Lori. 2002. “‘Close Readings’ of Popular Song: Intersections among Sociocultural, Musical, and Lyrical Meanings.” In Disruptive Divas: Feminism, Identity and Popular Music, by Lori Burns and Melissa Lafrance, 31–62. New York: Routledge.
Burns, Lori. 2010. “Vocal Authority and Listener Engagement: Musical and Narrative Expressive Strategies in the Songs of Female Pop-Rock Artists, 1993–95.” In Sounding Out Pop: Analytical Essays in Popular Music, edited by Mark Spicer and John Covach, 154–92. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Chatman, Seymour. 1978. Story and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Hepokoski, James A., and Warren Darcy. 2006. Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and Deformations in the Late Eighteenth-Century Sonata. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.
James, Robin. 2018. “Toned down for What? How ‘chill’ Turned Toxic.” The Guardian, July 2, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/02/toned-down-for-what-how-chill-turned-toxic.
Klein, Michael L. 2012. “Musical Story.” In Music and Narrative since 1900, edited by Michael L. Klein and Nicholas Reyland, 3–25. Musical Meaning and Interpretation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Lavengood, Megan L. 2020. “The Cultural Significance of Timbre Analysis: A Case Study in 1980s Pop Music, Texture, and Narrative.” Music Theory Online 26 (3). https://doi.org/10.30535/mto.26.3.3.
McAdams, Stephen. 1999. “Perspectives on the Contribution of Timbre to Musical Structure.” Computer Music Journal 23 (3): 85–102.
Monahan, Seth. 2011. “Sonata Theory in the Undergraduate Classroom.” Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy 25: 63–128.
Rogers, Lynne, Karen M Bottge, and Sara Haefeli. 2020. Writing in Music: A Brief Guide. New York: Oxford University Press.
Rothstein, William. 1989. Phrase Rhythm in Tonal Music. New York: Schirmer Books.
Saussure, Ferdinand de. 1959. Course in General Linguistics. Edited by Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye. Translated by Wade Baskin. New York: The Philosophical Library, Inc.
Spicer, Mark. 2017. “Fragile, Emergent, and Absent Tonics in Pop and Rock Songs.” Music Theory Online 23 (2). http://mtosmt.org/issues/mto.17.23.2/mto.17.23.2.spicer.html.
Straus, Joseph Nathan. 2016. Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.