Benjamin Morgan’s areas of research include science and literature in 19th-century Britain and the environmental humanities. His first book, The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2017), explores how early scientific studies of the human mind transformed ideas about the human experience of the arts. His current book project, In Human Scale: The Aesthetics of Climate Change, traces how literature and the visual arts have depicted vast and complex ecological systems since the early industrial moment of the climate change era. Morgan is an Associate Professor of English Language and Literature.
English Language and Literature