The Americanist Speaker Series presents: Marlene L. Daut
(University of Virginia)
"A Transnational Literary Geography of the Haitian Atlantic”
Thursday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.
Marlene L. Daut is Associate Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies and the Program in American Studies at the University of Virginia. 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, is forthcoming in fall 2017 from Palgrave Macmillan’s series in the New Urban Atlantic. She is currently a fellow at the National Humanities Center, where she is working on her next project entitled, An Anthology of Haitian Revolutionary Fictions (Age of Slavery). She is also the co-creator and co-editor of H-Net Commons’ digital platform, H-Haiti, and she curates the website http://haitianrevolutionaryfictions.com You can follow her on Twitter: @fictionsofHaiti
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