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Feb
20
2020

LNCC Speaker Event: Benjamin Morgan

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM  

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Long Nineteenth Century Colloquium  

Group: English Department

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Benjamin Morgan is an Associate Professor in the English Department. His work focuses on literature, science and aesthetics in the nineteenth and early-twentieth century as well as topics in the environmental humanities. His talk discusses a revival of interest in narratives of ecoutopia and ecoapocalypse in nineteenth-century Britain, as writers concerned about pollution, industrialization, and technological change speculated about the future of humanity and of the planet. By introducing vast temporal and spatial narrative scales to the novel form, these fictions laid the groundwork for later generations of environmental writing, including contemporary novels about climate change and the Anthropocene.

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