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Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, the 2024 Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture, “Beyond Ecocriticism: Environmental Humanities in the Age of Climate Crisis,” will be delivered by Hunter Vaughan, senior research associate (associate professor) at the University of Cambridge, from 6–7:30 p.m. Thursday, April, 4, in Curtiss Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

About the speaker

Vaughan is an environmental media scholar and a cultural historian at the University of Cambridge. He has done innovative work on the environmental impacts of film production and is the author of Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: The Hidden Environmental Costs of the Movies (Columbia University Press, 2019) and the co-editor of Film and Television Production in the Age of Climate Crisis (Palgrave, 2022).

He was a 2017 Rachel Carson Center Fellow and is a co-founding editor (with Meryl Shriver-Rice) of the Journal of Environmental Media ​(Intellect Press). He is the co-director of the AHRC-funded Global Green Media Network, co-principal investigator on the Sustainable Subsea Networks project funded by the Internet Society Foundation, and a member of the Convening Team for the UNFCCC’s Entertainment and Culture for Climate Action initiative.


April 4
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm