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Christopher Allan Black is a member of the American Literature faculty and an Instructor in the Core Literature and First Year Composition programs at the University of Memphis. His research focuses on social justice and republican reform movements of the antebellum period.
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, 2012
M.A. California State University, Fullerton, 2006
B.A. California State University, Long Beach, 2000
- “Slavery and Plantation Stewardship: The Eighteenth-Century Georgics of James Grainger and Phillip Freneau.” Eighteenth Century Environmental Humanities Edited Collection Bucknell, UP Jeremy Chow Editor (Forthcoming Fall 2021)
- “Cultural Preservation or Annihilation of the Noble Savage? James Fenimore Cooper and William Gilmore Simms debate Indian Removal in the Literary Age of Jackson” James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal University of Northwestern St. Paul Stephen P. Hathorne Editor Vol 31 No. 1. 85 Spring 2020.
- “Lincoln’s Revolutionary Rhetoric in Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals and the Historiographic Elegies of Walt Whitman.” Philological Review. Monticello, AR. Department of English University of Arkansas, Monticello Vol 39 No. 1 (2013).
- “Milton’s Colonial America: Ecology Empire and Stewardship in Paradise Lost.” Watermark: Journal of the Graduate Program in English at California State University Long Beach. Long Beach, CA. Department of English CSULB Vol. 5 (2011): 215-237.
- “Frederick Douglass, Daniel O’ Connell, and the Transatlantic Failure of Irish American Abolitionism.” Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity A publication of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative- Special issue Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Frederick Douglass. Bloomsburg, PA: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 12.1 (2010): 17-25.
- “Enlightenment Science and Ethnographic Sight in the South Seas Captivity Narratives of Lionel Wafer and Herman Melville.” Intersections: A Trimestral Publication of the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest. Bucharest, Romania, 3.11 (2010): 1-12.
- “The Demon Firewater: The Drunken Indian and Native American Temperance in James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales and William Apess’s A Son of the Forest.” James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal University of Northwestern St. Paul Stephen P. Harthorne Editor Vol 83 No. 1. 89 Spring 2022.
- “Vesey and Gordon’s Righteous Insurrection: The Legacy of Denmark Vesey’s Natural Rights Philosophy in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp.” Rocky Mountain Review Johns Hopkins University Press (Forthcoming Fall 2022).
Book Reviews, Journalism, and Peer-Reviewed Reports
- The Wing and Wing or Le-Feu-Follet A Tale Edited by Lance Schacterle and Anna Scanvini by James Fenimore Cooper State University of New York Press Edition The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal (Spring 2021).
- Humboldt and Jefferson: A Transatlantic Friendship of the Enlightenment. By Sandra Rebok New Perspective on the Eighteenth Century. Journal of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Auburn, AL: Auburn University, (Fall 2014).
- Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee. By Phillip Papas. New Perspective on the Eighteenth Century. Journal of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Auburn, AL: Auburn University, (Fall 2014).
- Mary Chestnut’s Civil War Epic. By Julia A. Stern Journal of the Midwestern Modern Language Association. Chicago, IL: Loyola University, (Spring 2013).
- National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute; Transcendentalism and Social Reform: Activism and Community Engagement in the Age of Thoreau. Professor Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Pennsylvania State University Altoona and Professor Diane Whitley Grote, Austin Community College. June 26- July 9, 2022 Concord, MA Summer Fellowship Scholar.
- Guest Lecture for International Summer Program: English 451 American Romanticism on Transcendentalism in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and Life Without Principle. July 14, 2022, Walden Pond Reserve Concord, Massachusetts. Dr. Nancy Lusignan Schultz, Professor of English Salem State University, Salem Massachusetts.