Lida Maxwell, an associate professor of political science at Trinity College, discusses how letters exchanged between Rachel Carson and her friend Dorothy Freeman depict their love for each other as a wondrous multispecies achievement constituted through encounters with birds. Reading Silent Spring through the lens of these letters, Maxwell asks how our conceptions of love and environmentalism might be productively transformed by foregrounding the connections between inter-human affects and a vibrant multispecies world. Pembroke Hall 305.