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The Trials of Orpheus: Book Launch & Discussion
November 3, 2021 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT
In ancient Greek mythology, the lyrical songs of Orpheus charmed the gods, and compelled animals, rocks, and trees to obey his commands. This mythic power inspired Renaissance philosophers –they wanted to know: How do words produce action? Join Jenny Mann as she sheds light on the power of eloquence, its effects on English art and science, and her forthcoming release The Trials of Orpheus: Poetry, Science, and the Early Modern Sublime alongside an esteemed panel of scholars.
Jenny C. Mann, Associate Professor of English, New York University
Lynn Enterline, Professor of English, Vanderbilt University
Suman Seth, Professor of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University
and moderator Roland Greene, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Stanford University
The Trials of Orpheus: Poetry, Science, and the Early Modern Sublime (Princeton University Press, 2021)