Publication of Volume 32 and Call for Submissions

We are happy to announce the publication of Volume 32 (1&2) of Indiana Theory Review, including articles by Mitchell Ohriner, Timothy Cutler, Matthew BaileyShea, Jennifer Beavers, Cora Palfy, and Mark Anson-Cartwright. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this volume: the authors, reviewers, ITR staff, and Indiana University Press, our new publisher.

        We’re also excited to announce a few changes as a result of our new partnership with Indiana University Press. Publication and subscription information can now be found at (both print and electronic copies are available), and all issues (including Vol. 32) are also available on JSTOR (

        We’d also like to take this moment to invite new submissions, which we accept on a rolling basis. ITR welcomes submitted articles on all aspects of music theory and its subdisciplines, as well as review proposals for recently published books and significant articles in the field. To submit an article to ITR, please visit the Open Journal Systems (OJS) page ( Any questions about the submission process should be sent to


Volume 32 includes a wide range of approaches and repertoires:

  • Mitchell Ohriner (University of Denver) “Attending to Free Rhythm” experimentally investigates the potential for entrainment in the free rhythms of maqam.
  • Timothy Cutler (Cleveland Institute of Music) “‘Proper Boundaries’ and the ‘Incoherent’ Succession V(7)–IV” discusses the ways in which the V–IV “retrogression” is not a contravention of harmonic norms.
  • Matthew BaileyShea (University of Rochester) “Alberich after the Apocalypse: Christopher Rouse's ‘Sequel’ to Wagner'sRing” analyzes the unusual and ambiguous dramatic role of Rouse’s Der Gerettete Alberich as an installment that followsGötterdämmerung.
  • Jennifer Beavers (University of Texas at San Antonio) “Integrating Incompatibilities: Melodic, Harmonic, and Formal Dissonance in Ravel's Duo and Violin Sonata” examines the complex relationship between harmonic and thematic development and form in two chamber works by Ravel.
  • Cora Palfy (Elon University) “Anti-hero Worship: The Emergence of the “Byronic hero” Archetype in the Nineteenth Century” uses topical analysis to show the influence of the “Byronic hero” archetype on three musical works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Berlioz.
  • Mark Anson-Cartwright (Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York) “Intimations of Heroism in a Pastoral Milieu: On the Opening Section of the Siegfried Idyll” analyzes thematic development and topical and dramatic association in Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.

We will also be publishing Volume 33 shortly, so be on the lookout for further announcements from us.



Craig Duke and Leah Frederick

Indiana Theory Review, Editors