University of Missouri

department of romance languages & literatures French

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Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, 2000
Caribbean and Haitian Literature and Culture; French and Francophone Cinema

Professor Kaussen's research and teaching interests are in Francophone Caribbean literature and culture, French and francophone cinema, cultural studies, and literary theory. She is the author of Migrant Revolutions: Haitian Literature, US Imperialism, and Globalization (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). Her other publications include "Slaves, Viejos and the Internationale: Modernity and Global Contact in Jacques Roumain's Gouverneurs de la rosée (Research in African Literatures, 2004), "Race, Nation and the Symbolics of Servitude in Haitian noirisme" in The Masters and the Slaves: Plantation Ideology and Mestizaje in the Imaginary of the Americas (Palgrave MacMillan, 2005), and "Irrational Revolutions: Colonial Intersubjectivity and Dialectics in Marie Chauvet's 'Amour'" in Tree of Liberty: Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World (forthcoming Fall 2008, University of Virginia Press).


133 Arts & Science Building

Migrant Revolutions
Migrant Revolutions:
Haitian Literature, US Imperialism,
and Globalization

Romance Languages & Literatures
143 Arts & Science Bldg.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211 USA
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