Ph.D., English, University of Notre Dame
M.A., English, University of Notre Dame
B.A., English, Loyoladiv Marymount University
B.A., French, Loyola Marymount University
Marlene L. Daut specializes in early and nineteenth-century American and Caribbean literary and cultural studies. Her book, Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865 (Liverpool University Press), 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. Her second book, Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism (under contract) will be the first single-authored, book-length exploration of the Haitian author and politician Baron de Vastey’s pioneering position in two modern critical modes: postcolonial studies and critical race theory. Two new projects are also currently in the works: the first anthology of novels, poetry, and plays written about the Haitian Revolution in the nineteenth century, An Anthology of Haitian Revolutionary Fictions (Age of Slavery); and a monograph, Before Harlem: Towards a Literary Geography of Transnational African American Writing in the Haitian Atlantic, which seeks to resituate writing about Haiti in the long nineteenth century from a French Atlantic world of Euro-American fears and dread to a Haitian Atlantic world of Afro-diasporic solidarity and collaboration.
Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism (under contract).
An Anthology of Haitian Revolutionary Fictions (Age of Slavery), with biographical entries and translations by Marlene Daut (general editor), Lesley Curtis, Grégory Pierrot, and Marion Rohrleitner (co-editors).
Before Harlem: Towards a Literary Geography of Transnational African American Writing in the Haitian Atlantic (in progress)
“Caribbean ‘Race Men’: Louis Joseph Janvier, Jean-Price Mars, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Haitian Atlantic.” Esprit Créateur (forthcoming Spring 2016).
“Before Harlem: The Franco-Haitian Grammar of Transnational African American Writing.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. (forthcoming Fall 2015).