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86. Slavery, Enlightenment, and the Book

Tuesday, 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


Subjects:

  • 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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