Colonial Americas Workshop - "Seduction and Revolution in the Transoceanic Eighteenth Century"

Event date: 
November 6, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Michelle Burnham
Santa Clara University
Seminar Series: 
Colonial and Revolutionary Americas Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Program in American Studies and the Department of English

"Seduction and Revolution in the Transoceanic Eighteenth Century"
Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara University

This workshop is open to the public. There will be a pre-circulated paper for this workshop. The paper will be released approximately one-week prior to the workshop. To receive a copy of the paper, email Jennifer Loessy at

Michelle Burnham is Professor of History at Santa Clara University. Burnham specializes in early American literature, transoceanic early modern literature, Native American literature, and the novel. She is the author of Folded Selves: Colonial American Writing in the World System (2007) and Captivity and Sentiment: Cultural Exchange in American Literature, 1682-1865 (1997). She is the editor of The Female American (2nd ed, 2014) and of A Separate Star: Selected Writings of Helen Hunt Jackson (2008). She is currently completing a book, The Revolutionary Pacific: Transoceanic American Writing and the Calculus of Risk.

Area of Interest: 
Colonialism & Post Colonialism
United States
17th & 18th Centuries