Plenary Address by Brycchan Carey, Kingston University London

Brycchan CareyBrycchan Carey is Professor of English Literature at Kingston University London.  He specializes in the history and culture of slavery and abolition in the British empire.  His early work focuses on antislavery rhetoric, and his recent scholarship has analyzed the relationship between literature, culture, and place, particularly in relationship to the British and American slave trade. 

He is author of From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery (Yale UP, 2012) and British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 1760-1807 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).  He is editor of Quakers and Abolition (Illinois UP, 2014), Slavery and the Cultures of Abolition: Essays Marking the Bicentennial of the British Abolition Act of 1807(Boydell and Brewer, 2007), and Discourses of Slavery and Abolition: Britain and Its Colonies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).  He is currently working on an edition of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself (forthcoming from Oxford UP World Classics Edition, 2016), editing a collection on Early Caribbean Literary Histories and one on Birds in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and writing a book on the relationship between slavery and natural history.

For more information, please visit his website

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