English Program

Marlene Daut

Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Studies

Affiliate, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, The Claremont Colleges


Contact Information

740 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-7439

Fall 2013 Office Hours



Ph.D., English, University of Notre Dame
M.A., English, University of Notre Dame
B.A., English, Loyola Marymount University
B.A., French, Loyola Marymount University

Research Interests

Marlene L. Daut specializes in early and nineteenth-century American and Caribbean literary and cultural studies. Her forthcoming book, Science of Desire: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865, examines the connection between 18th- and 19th-century scientific debates about race and the Haitian Revolution in U.S. American, Haitian, and European colonial literatures.

Teaching Fields

  • U.S. American literature to 1930
  • Transatlantic studies
  • Literature of the African Diaspora
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Literature of the Americas
  • Critical race theory
  • French cultural studies

Current Project(s)

Science of Desire: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865 (forthcoming)

Haiti and the Black Atlantic: An Intellectual History, 1804-1934 (monograph in progress)

Selected Publications

Monstrous Testimony: Baron de Vastey and the Politics of Black Memory,” The Colonial System Unveiled. tr. and ed. by Chris Bongie. (forthcoming fall 2013, Liverpool University Press).
“Are they Mad? Nation and Narration in Tous les homes sont fous,” with Karen E. Richman, Small Axe. 12.2 (June 2008): 133-48.



Additional Information

Awards and Accomplishments

Recipient of a 2012-2013 Ford Post Doctoral Fellowship

Recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend.

Recipient of a 2008 Ford Dissertation Fellowship.


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