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Ramesh Mallipeddi to edit Eighteenth-Century Studies


The Executive Board is pleased to announce that the next editor of Eighteenth-Century Studies will be Ramesh Mallipeddi, associate professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder. His five-year appointment will begin in July 2021. The Society wishes to thank the Department of English, the Eugene M. Kayden Gift Fund, and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder for their financial support.

Professor Mallipeddi’s research on sentimentalism, transatlantic slavery, and the British empire has appeared in Eighteenth-Century Studies, ECTI, and ELH. His monograph, Spectacular Suffering: Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic (University of Virginia Press, 2016), was the subject of a stand-alone colloquy at the 2018 ASECS annual meeting in Orlando. Most recently, he contributed “Profit and Power: Literature and the English Commercial Empire, 1651-1714” to Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660-1714 (Cambridge UP, 2019).

Presently he is at work on two book projects: Expendable Lives, Disposable Lands: Racial Ecologies in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture, 1627-1834 and Indignity: Rights and Reparations. His special issue of English Language Notes (co-edited with Cristobal Silva) on “Memory, Amnesia, Commemoration” was published in Fall 2019; another special issue of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation on “Empire, Capital, and Climate Change” will appear in 2022.

A proud member of ASECS for more than a decade, Professor Mallipeddi recently completed a term on the Advisory Board of Eighteenth-Century Studies (2017-2020), co-chaired ASECS’s Race and Empire Studies Caucus (2016-18), and served on the Srinivas Aravamudan Prize Committee as member (2019) and chair (2020).

Sean Moore of the University of New Hampshire will continue his outstanding service as Editor of Eighteenth-Century Studies through 30 June 2021. Volume 53, Number 4, the most recent issue of ECS, has just been published. It includes four interviews with ASECS members (part of a series celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Society), seven articles, and 17 book reviews.

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