Roundtable discussion of Tili Boon Cuillé’s Divining Nature

Please join us for a roundtable discussion of Tili Boon Cuillé’s Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France.  A reception will follow.

Cuillé's research is in eighteenth-century French literature, philosophy, and aesthetics, particularly the history of science and emotion and the debates about the musical, visual, and performing arts. She is also the author of Narrative Interludes: Musical Tableaux in Eighteenth Century French Texts.

Wolfram Schmigden, Professor of English
Rebecca Messbarger, Professor of Italian
Minsoo Kang, Professor of European History, UMSL

Alex Stefaniak, Associate Professor of Musicology

Joanna Stalnaker writes about Divining Nature: "Genuinely interdisciplinary and drawing on an astonishing range of sources, Divining Nature is a remarkable achievement. Tili Boon Cuillé demonstrates that enchantment and the sentiment of the divine lie at the heart of scientific and aesthetic debates in the eighteenth century and are in no way antithetical to the spirit of the Enlightenment."