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Associate Professor

Office: Denison 229


Areas of Specialty


Ramesh Mallipeddi received his PhD from Cornell University in 2008, specializing in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature. His research on sentimentalism, transatlantic slavery, and the British empire has appeared in Eighteenth-Century StudiesThe Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and ELH. His monograph, Spectacular Suffering: Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic (University of Virginia Press, 2016), shows how the ostensible objects of sentimental compassion—African slaves—contended with the forces of capitalist abstraction and produced a melancholic counterdiscourse on slavery. Most recently, he contributed an essay to Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660-1714 (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is at work on a book on bodily autonomy and subjective right, tentatively titled Indignity: Rights and Reparations.

He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the journal Eighteenth-Century Studies (2017-2020).

Ramesh Mallipeddi's Curriculum Vitae