|Born||23 June 1967
|Education||Goldsmiths' College, University of London
Queen Mary, University of London
|Occupation||Professor of English|
Brycchan Carey (born 23 June 1967) is a British academic and author specializing in the cultural history of slavery and abolition. He was educated at Goldsmiths' College, University of London and Queen Mary, University of London, where he completed a doctorate called "The Rhetoric of Sensibility: Argument, Sentiment, and Slavery in the Late Eighteenth Century". He is currently Professor of English at Northumbria University.
Carey has authored and edited several books and many articles on slavery and abolition including From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658-1761 (2012) and British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 1760-1807 (2005). He also makes academic research on slavery and abolition available to a broad public audience through a website first created in the 1990s. This is noted for its information on Olaudah Equiano and Ignatius Sancho and also offers biographies of many British abolitionists, full texts of eighteenth and nineteenth-century antislavery poems, and information and literary resources for several places including Cornwall and Cambridgeshire.
Carey was a founder and the first president of The Literary London Society. He is currently chair of the UK and Ireland branch of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the International Officer of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
Slavery and the Cultures of Abolition: Essays Marking the British Abolition Act of 1807 (Essays and Studies in Romanticism Series, 2007). Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer. 2007. ISBN 1-84384-120-7. (Edited with Peter Kitson)
- "Professor Brycchan Carey: Curriculum Vitae".
- "History of the Literary London Society". Archived from the original on 2014-08-10.
- "About the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment".
- "British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies".