UPDATE: [18th] Panel on Africans in Eighteenth-Century British Literature (10/25/08; SEASECS, 3/6/09-3/7/09)

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Kamille Stone Stanton
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CONFERENCE: Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
(SEASECS), 6-7 March 2009, Winthrop University, Charlotte North Carolina
APPROVED PANEL: Africans in Eighteenth-Century British Literature
CHAIR: Kamille Stone Stanton (Savannah State University)

I am inviting abstracts for papers to be presented on a panel
entitled "Africans in Eighteenth-Century British Literature" at SEASECS
2009. Panelists also will be invited to contribute their work to a book
collection of essays I am editing on the same topic. This conference
panel and the subsequent book of essays seek to contextualize fictional
and biographical representations of Africans within the historical
framework of the abolitionist movement of eighteenth-century Britain.
This panel and book promise to be broad in scope with an emphasis on
exploring the particularity of the past and the representation
of "Africans" within that nuanced understanding of the eighteenth

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
* 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
* 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

Please send abstracts to Kamille Stone Stanton (stonek_at_savstate.edu)
by October 25. Kamille Stone Stanton is assistant professor of English at
Savannah State University and is author of many articles and a
forthcoming book on Restoration writers.

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