CFP: [Romantic] Collection on Africans in 18C British Lit

full name / name of organization: 
Kamille Stone Stanton
contact email: 
stonek_at_savstate.edu@sas.upenn.edu

Kamille Stone Stanton is inviting contributions for a new collection of
essays on the representation of Africans in the long Eighteenth century.
This selection of essays seeks to contextualize fictional and
biographical representations of Africans within the historical framework
of the abolitionist movement of eighteenth-century Britain. This volume
promises to be broad in scope but with an emphasis on exploring the
particularity of the past rather than undertaking an essentialist search
for “the African” in literature. Article submissions of no more than
7000 words in length in Chicago style (endnotes) should be sent to
Kamille Stone Stanton stonek_at_savstate.edu any time before January 1,
2009.

Papers might examine, but are not limited to, the following topics about
the long century, 1660-1815:

* the representation of Africans in drama and fiction by authors such as
Aphra Behn, Thomas Southerne, Daniel Defoe, Sarah Scott and Henry
Mackenzie
* the representation of Africans in verse by poets such as Thomas Day,
Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Ann Yearsley and Hannah More
* the representation of Africans in satirical graphic art such as by
Hogarth
* representing the African self, such as by Olaudah Equiano, Quobna
Ottobah Cugoano and Ignatius Sancho
* abolitionist prose of the slavery debates by authors such as William
Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson and James Ramsay

Kamille Stone Stanton is the author of numerous articles on seventeenth-
and eighteenth-century literature and a forthcoming monograph on
Restoration women's writings. She is currently assistant professor of
English at Savannah State University in Georgia.

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cfp categories: 
romantic