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Scholarly Interest Report
Allie Kieffer
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • Ph.D. Music History (2014) Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • B.A. Music (2008) Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
  • M.A. Music History (2009) Yale University, New Haven, CT
Primary Department
   Shepherd School of Music
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Research Areas
 Music and culture in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century France
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles

Alexandra Kieffer "Bells and the Problem of Realism in Ravel's Early Piano Music." Journal of Musicology, 34:3 (Forthcoming Spring 2017) In Press


Alexandra Kieffer "Riemann in France: Jean Marnold and the Modern Music-Theoretical Ear." Music Theory Spectrum, 38:1 (Spring 2016) : 1-15.In Press


Alexandra Kieffer "The Debussyist Ear: Music, Representation, and French Musical Modernism." 19th-Century Music, 39:1 (Summer 2015) : 56-79.

 Book reviews

Alexandra Kieffer "Review of Ingrid Sykes, Society, Culture and Imagination in Modern France: The Humanity of Hearing." H-France Review, 15 (October 2015)

 Conference Paper

"Music That is a Psychology:” The Revue wagnérienne and the Making of the Modern Self." American Musicological Society National Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky. (November 2015)


"Music, Memory, and Representation: Théodule Ribot and the "Affective Imagination"." Royal Music Association Music and Philosophy Annual Conference, King's College London. (July 2015)

 Invited Talks

"Pelléas contra Ariane: Debussyism, Wagnerism, and the Ontology of Sentiment." Stanford University Department of Music Alexander Lectures, Stanford University. (February 2016)