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86. Slavery, Enlightenment, and the Book

Thursday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Willow B, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Lesley Curtis, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham

1. "Slavery and the Autobiography: Benjamin Franklin's Account of Slavery and Slave Labor in Eighteenth-Century America," Christen Mucher, Univ. of Pennsylvania

2. "Helen Maria Williams's Paul and Virginia: Love, the Rights of Man, and Plantation Slavery," David Sigler, Univ. of Idaho

3. "The Book and Slave Trades in Colonial Rhode Island," Sean D. Moore, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham


  • Genre, Theory, Method – History of the Book, Reception Theory, Comparison with Other Media, and Performance

  • Comparative Literature – Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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