Dartmouth professor looks at Rachel Carson’s legacy in First Wednesday talk at Brooks

BRATTLEBORO — Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine will consider the enduring influence of environmental author Rachel Carson in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on Feb. 7, 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, Crumbine will explore Carson's clarity, courage, and brilliance, according to a news release.

Crumbine is a poet, an associate professor of writing and rhetoric at Dartmouth College, and a Universalist/Unitarian minister. She holds a Ph.D. 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.

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