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Marlene L. Daut

Professor
Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Institute of African-American and African Studies
Office location and address
227A Minor Hall
102 Amphitheater Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2009
Biography

Marlene L. Daut specializes in early Caribbean, 19th-century African American, and early modern 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, is forthcoming in fall 2017 from Palgrave Macmillan’s series in the New Urban Atlantic. She is  also working on a collaborative project entitled, An Anthology of Haitian Revolutionary Fictions (Age of Slavery). Daut is the co-creator and co-editor of H-Net Commons’ digital platform, H-Haiti, and she has developed an online bibliography of fictions of the Haitian Revolution from 1787 to 1900 at the website http://haitianrevolutionaryfictions.com

Awakening the Ashes: An Intellectual History of Haiti
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
August 25, 2019 – May 21, 2020
AS-IAAS NHC Fellowship for Marlene Daut
Source: National Humanities Center
August 25, 2016 – May 24, 2017
AMST 2559: New Course in American Studies
Credits: 1–4
New Course in subject of American Studies.
AAS 2559: New Course in African and African American Studies
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies
AMST 3001: Theories and Methods of American Studies
Credits: 3
This seminar course will introduce majors to various theories and methods for the practice of American Studies. The three goals of the seminars are (1) to make students aware of their own interpretive practices; (2) to equip them with information and conceptual tools they will need for advanced work in American Studies; and (3) to provide them with comparative approaches to the study of various aspects of the United States. Prerequisites: American Studies Major
AAS 3500: Intermediate Seminar in African-American & African Studies
Credits: 3
Reading, class discussion, and written assignments on a special topic in African-American and African Studies Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year students but open to others.
AAS 3559: New Course in African and African American Studies
Credits: 3
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies.
AMST 3559: New Course in American Studies
Credits: 1–4
New Course in the subject of American Studies
AMST 4500: Fourth-Year Seminar in American Studies
Credits: 3
This seminar is intended to focus study, research, and discussion on a single period, topic, or issue, such as the Great Awakening, the Civil War, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression, or the 1960s. Topics vary.
AAS 4570: Advanced Research Seminar in African-American & African Studies
Credits: 3
Reading, class discussion, and research on a special topic in African-American and African Studies culminating in the composition of a research paper. Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year students but open to others.
AMST 4998: Distinguished Majors Program Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Students spend the fall semester of their 4th years working closely with a faculty advisor to conduct research and begin writing their Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) thesis.
AMST 4999: Distinguished Majors Thesis Seminar
Credits: 3
This workshop is for American Studies majors who have been admitted to the DMP program. Students will discuss the progress of their own and each other's papers, with particular attention to the research and writing processes. At the instructor's discretion, students will also read key works in the field of American Studies. Prerequisites: admission to DMP.
AAS 5559: New Course in African and African American Studies
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies.