Regular Faculty

David S Marriott
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
    • Humanities Division
  • Affiliations Research Center for the Americas, History of Art/Visual Culture
  • Phone
    831-459-5239, 831-459-1924
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Room 435
    • Humanities 1, Room 435
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise African American / Black Studies, African Diaspora, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Critical Theory, Modernism, Poetry, Visual Culture

Summary of Expertise

Literary theory; psychoanalysis; black cultural theory and philosophies of race; the literary and visual cultures of modernism

Biography, Education and Training

Poet and critic, David Marriott, was born and educated in England and received his Ph.D. in literature from the University of Sussex. His first book, On Black Men (Edinburgh University Press, 2000; Columbia University Press, 2000), was an interdisciplinary study of how models of selfhood come to acquire cultural recognition through the aberrant fictions of race. His second book, Haunted Life (forthcoming Rutgers University Press), extends this meditation on discourses of inwardness and the paradigmatic aberrations of race into a comparative study of black atlantic modernism. Incognegro (Salt Publications, 2006) is his most recent book of poetry. His present project, The Two Freedoms, is a critical study of C.L.R. James and Jules Marcel Monnerot.

Selected Publications

  • 2013 In Neuter, Equipage
  • 2008 Hoodoo Voodoo, Shearsman Books.
  • 2007 Haunted Life, Rutgers University Press.
  • 2006 Incognegro, Salt Press.
  • 2000 On Black Men, Edinburgh University Press and Columbia University Press.
  • 1998 Psychoanalysis and Poetics, with Dr. Vicky Lebeau, Cambridge: Fragmente.