Brycchan Carey South of the River

Brycchan Carey is Professor of English at Northumbria University. His publications include British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility (Palgrave, 2005), From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery (Yale, 2012), and, most recently, an edition of Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative, in the Oxford University Press World's Classics series. Books forthcoming in 2018 include a monograph, Unnatural Empire: Slavery, Abolition, and Colonial Natural History, 1650–1840, from Yale University Press, and an essay collection co-edited with Tom Krise and Nicole Aljoe on Early Caribbean Literary Histories, from Palgrave. He was one of the founders and was the first president of the Literary London Society, is currently chair of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland, and Vice-President of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Paper title: Gravesend Hoys, Maze Hill Miracles, and Vauxhall Vanities: Ignatius Sancho and Olaudah Equiano on the South Bank of the Thames.

South of the River is hosted by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Greenwich.