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Lynn Festa is professor of English at Rutgers University and the author of Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France, and co-editor, with Daniel Carey, of The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory.  Her second book, Fiction Without Humanity: Person, Animal, Thing in the Early Enlightenment, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2019.