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Marlene Daut

Marlene Daut

Haiti, USA


Marlene L. Daut specializes in Caribbean, African American, and French colonial literary and historical studies. Her first book, Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865, was published in 2015 by Liverpool University Press’ Series in the Study of International Slavery. Her second book, Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism, was published in fall 2017 from Palgrave Macmillan’s series in the New Urban Atlantic. Her co-edited anthology, Haitian Revolutionary Fictions: An Anthology, will be published with the University of Virginia Press in October 2021. Daut is the co-creator and co-editor of H-Net Commons’ digital platform, H-Haiti. She also curates a website on early Haitian print culture at and has developed an online bibliography of fictions of the Haitian Revolution from 1787 to 1900 at the website Her next book project is an intellectual history of Haiti titled, Awakening the Ashes, to be published with the University of North Carolina Press.

Years Attended

2021 Adult's Festival Participant
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