Janet E. Bourne
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities and Lecturer
Coram Library, Room 221
Janet Bourne, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities (2015-2017), has presented original research at a variety of conferences including the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic (where she won the 2014 Dorothy Payne Award for Best Student Paper). . Her research interests include analogical-processing and musical sense-making, musical communication, listener experience and cultural context, schema theory, topic theory, musical similarity and categorization, application of linguistic usage-based/ construction grammar to music, and musical humor and irony. As for repertoire, she enjoys the long eighteenth century (especially Beethoven), musicals, and film music.