2018 MWASECS Conference
October 12 & 13, 2018
Holiday Inn-City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD
MWASECS is excited to announce that Dr. Sean Moore from the University of New Hampshire will deliver the keynote address at our 2018 conference. Dr. Moore, whose research focuses on postcolonial, economic, and book history approaches to Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, will present work from his current book project Slavery and the Making of the Early American Library, which studies how the transatlantic trade in British texts was financed by colonial slave traders and enabled by the consumer habits of slave owners. His previous book Swift, the Book, and the Irish Financial Revolution: Satire and Sovereignty in Colonial Ireland (Johns Hopkins UP, 2010), won the 2010 Donald Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Book from the American Conference for Irish Studies. Dr. Moore currently serves as the editor of Eighteenth-Century Studies.