Tili Boon Cuillé
18th-century French Literature, Philosophy, and Aesthetics; Opera Studies; Visual and Performing Arts
Narrative Interludes: Musical Tableaux in Eighteenth-Century French Texts. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2006. An exploration of the impact of 18th-century French musical discourse on literary texts that chronicles the rise of the musical tableau in French literature.
Edited volume and special issue
Ed., with Karyna Szmurlo. Staël's Philosophy of the Passions: Sensibility, Society and the Sister Arts. Bucknell University Press, 2013, paperback 2014. This volume of essays showcases Staël’s contribution to the “affective revolution” in Europe, investigating the personal and political circumstances that informed her theory of the passions and the social and aesthetic innovations to which it gave rise.
Co-edited special issue of Philological Quarterly 93.1 (2014) on “Passion, Perception, and Performance” with Julie Singer.
“The Spectacle of Nature in Paul et Virginie: Natural History, Opera, and the Novel.” Invited article for special issue on opera and the novel, ed. Emma Sutton and Michael Downes. Forum for Modern Language Studies 48.2 (2012): 149-63.
“Marvelous Machines: Revitalizing Enlightenment Opera.” Invited article for special issue on music and machines, ed. Bonnie Gordon. Opera Quarterly 27.1 (2011): 66-93.
“From Myth to Religion in Ossian’s France.” Invited chapter for The Super-Enlightenment: Daring to Know Too Much, ed. Dan Edelstein. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2010.
“La Vraisemblance du merveilleux: Operatic Aesthetics in Cazotte’s Fantastic Fiction.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 34 (2005): 173-95.
Courses Recently Taught
- Introduction to Comparative Arts: Cultural Constructs
- Fantastic Fiction
- Opera as Cultural Discourse
- Enlightment Utopias: Between Fact and Fiction
- Sensibility and the Arts in Enlightenment Europe
- Art, Revolution, and Society