2024 Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture

The 2024 Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture, titled "Beyond Ecocriticism: Environmental Humanities in the Age of Climate Crisis," will be presented by Hunter Vaughan, who is a senior research associate and associate professor. The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 4th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Curtiss Hall. Light refreshments will be provided.

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.


Poster of 2024 Benson Lecture