Thursday, 06 January
10. Literature and Rights in the Age of Enlightenment
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Plaza II, J. W. Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Melissa J. Ganz, Harvard Univ.
1. “Reformulating Torture in Late-Enlightenment Fiction and Philosophy,” Jeanne Britton, Penn State Univ., University Park
2. “‘These Infernal Invaders of Human Rights’: Equiano’s Interesting Narrative and Sentimental Literature,” Ramesh Mallipeddi, Hunter Coll., City Univ. of New York
3. “Speaking for Others: Lyric Possession and the Politics of Representation in Abolitionist Poetry,” Ivan Ortiz, Princeton Univ.