“Carboniferous Time: Victorian Coal at the Anthropocene Transition”
Benjamin Morgan is an Associate Professor at The University of Chicago’s English Department. His research and teaching focus on literature, science, and aesthetics in the Victorian period and early twentieth century. His particular areas of interest include nineteenth-century sciences of mind and emotion; aestheticism and decadence; and speculative and non-realist fiction, including gothic, science fiction, utopia, and romance. He also writes about topics in the environmental humanities including extinction, energy cultures, and the literary history of climate change. His approach is oriented by critical traditions in aesthetic theory, affect theory, and science studies.