Journal article

Teoría, musicología y Antón Pirulero. (Rondó en varias secciones)

M PLESCH

Revista Argentina de Musicologia | Asociación Argentina de Musicología | Published : 2016

Abstract

In light of the numerous reports on the death of theory and the alleged arrival of a post-theoretical era, I review some of the key moments in the history of the debate around the so-called theoretical turn in the humanities, including its reception by musicology. I examine the body of scholarly literature that thematizes the idea of an “after theory”–whether to celebrate or resist it–and identify five recurring warnings proceeding from both the critical voices raised against theory and theory’s own self criticism. Against this background, I propose a reflection on our engagement with theory in the everyday practice of the discipline. I use the nursery rhyme Antón Pirulero as a ritornello to..

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