Music professor sues university for defamationmain
Professor Timothy Jackson has issued proceedings against the University of Northern Texas for removing him as editor of a music theory journal and calling an investigation into his defence of the theorist Heinrich Schenker, whom a colleague, Philip Ewell, attacked as racist.
Jackson found himself hounded by a mob of international musoclogists who called for his head.
He is claiming defamation by 17 named colleagues and is likely to have his day in court.
It’s the entire deteriorating discipline of musicology that ought to be put in the dock.