Fall 2010 Voltaire's Coffee: Professor Stoff
Mon, August 23, 2010 • 7:00 PM • Professor Stoff's home; Maps provided to those registered in this VC
The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement by Mark Lytle, led by Dr. Michael Stoff, Director of Plan II Honors and Associate Professor of History
Monday, August 23, 2010, 7:00 pm
About the book:
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring antagonized some of the most powerful interests in the nation—including the farm bloc and the agricultural chemical industry—and helped to launch the modern environmental movement. In Gentle Subversive, Mark Hamilton Lytle offers a compact biography of Carson, illuminating the road that led to this vastly influential book by examining her ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision.
About the professor:
On May 17, 2008, at the Plan II Honors Commencement Convocation, President Bill Powers announced the appointment of Professor Stoff as the director of Plan II Honors through 2012. Michael Stoff served as the director ad interim from September 2006 until May 2008. Dr. Stoff is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of History. He received his doctorate from Yale University and serves as co-editor of the Oxford New Narratives in American History. Since 1998, Dr. Stoff has been involved with the Normandy Scholars program in which students study the Second World War in class and in Europe.