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Faculty Fellow

Benjamin Morgan

Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature University of Chicago


Benjamin Morgan's research and teaching focus on literature, science, and aesthetics in the Victorian period and early twentieth century. Morgan's particular areas of interest include nineteenth-century sciences of mind and emotion; aestheticism and decadence; and speculative and science fiction. He also writes about topics in the environmental humanities including extinction, energy cultures, and the literary history of climate change. Morgan's approach is oriented by critical traditions in aesthetic theory, affect theory, and science studies.

Morgan's current book project, In Human Scale: The Aesthetics of Climate Change, asks how art and literature try to bring long and vast processes of ecological devastation into human frames of reference. You can read parts of In Human Scale here and here.

For more details on his research and publications, please visit his profile page at the University of Chicago.


Climate Change: Disciplinary Challenges to the Humanities and the Social Sciences

2015 – 2016