Talk to focus on legacy of Rachel Carson

MIDDLEBURY — Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine will consider the enduring influence of environmental author Rachel Carson in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Her talk, “The Legacy of Rachel Carson,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Carson’s book“Silent Spring” not only launched the environmental movement but also identified fundamental problems with our relationship to nature. In this talk, professor Crumbine will explore Carson’s clarity, courage and brilliance.
Crumbine is a poet and Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College and a Universalist/Unitarian minister. She holds a PhD in philosophy and two master’s degrees in philosophy and religion. She has lectured widely under the auspices of the New Hampshire and Vermont humanities councils, the National Council for the Aging, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and religious and education conferences, both in the U.S. and the U.K. In addition to her published academic articles, she is the author of “Humility, Anger, and Grace: Meditations Toward a Life that Matters.”
The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Middlebury are held at Ilsley Public Library unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public.

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