Ramesh Mallipeddi received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2008, specializing in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English literature. His research interests include sentimentalism, transatlantic slavery, colonialism, and postcolonial literatures. He is currently at work on a book project entitled Spectacles of Suffering: Witnessing Slavery in Eighteenth-Century England. In it, he situates the problem of slavery at the intersections of individual affect and the structures of sociability that typify the sentimental form, in the works of Aphra Behn, Richard Steele, Laurence Sterne, and Olaudah Equiano. He regularly teaches courses on the long eighteenth century and postcolonial literature, including The Eighteenth-Century English Novel, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama, Slavery and Eighteenth-Century British Literature, and Postcolonial Fiction.
“Spectacle, Spectatorship, and Sympathy in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko,” Eighteenth-Century Studies (forthcoming)
“Equiano’s Patrimony: Kinship and Affect in The Interesting Narrative” (under submission)
Spectacles of Suffering: Witnessing Slavery in Eighteenth-Century England (in progress)