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Brycchan Carey, Author and Academic


Brycchan Carey

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My name is Brycchan Carey and I'm an academic and author. I specialise in the history and culture of slavery and abolition in the British Empire as well as natural history writing in the eighteenth century. My site offers pages dedicated to black British writers before 1850, in particular Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, and Ottobah Cugoano, as well as resources for the study of slavery, abolition, and emancipation, British Abolitionists, and e-texts of otherwise difficult-to-obtain texts, such as eighteenth-century poems about slavery. You will also find pages about Cornwall, my childhood home, a small but growing number about Cambridgeshire and Northumberland, my most recent homes, as well as information about the books I've written or edited.

 

About Me

I am a Professor of English in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. I have a wide range of interests centred on the literature and culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but I work primarily on empire, slavery, and abolition on the one hand, and early modern and eighteenth-century life sciences and the environment on the other.

My early work was on antislavery rhetoric, but in recent years I have increasingly worked on the relationship between literature, culture, place, and environment, particularly in relation to the British and American slave trade. I have also researched the ways in which slavery was experienced locally in London, Guernsey, Cornwall, Barbados, and Pennsylvania.

I have written or edited seven books to date, with more on the way. My most recent is Literary Histories of the Early Anglophone Caribbean: Islands in the Stream, which I co-edited with Nicole Aljoe and Thomas Krise. It was published by Palgrave in 2018. I have a volume on Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature due out from Palgrave in 2020 and I am also completing a study of the relationship between slavery and natural history in the age of empire. Check out the bookshop for more information about these titles.

I am currently Vice-President of The Association for Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland) and Vice-President of The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. I was the first President of The Literary London Society.

And yes, my name is spelled (or spelt) incorrectly. The proper Welsh spelling is "Brychan". Click here to see why

I hope you've enjoyed your visit. I'm always adding to my site and I'm always glad to hear your views on what I'm doing. If you'd like to get in touch please send me email, but before you do, do read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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