CCU Spotlights

Dr. Janet Black

Dr. Janet  Black

Professor of English
School of Humanities and Sciences

  • Ph.D. English (University of Denver)
  • M.A. English (Bucknell University)
  • B.A. Religion (Eastern College)


Phone: 303-963-3117

Professional Accomplishments:

Selected Presentations and Publications:

  • "Slaveholding Families as a 'cage of obscene birds': Harriet Jacobs on the Corruption of the White Family," Conference on Christianity and Literature, Riverside, California, March 2010
  • Participant in The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History/ Council of Independent Colleges seminar "Slave Narratives" with David Blight, Yale University, June 2009
  • "Research Orienteering," College Library Directors' Mentor Program, January 2009 
  • "Individuality and Influence: Charlotte Bronte's Enigmatic St. John Rivers and the British Missionary Endeavor," Conference on Christianity and Literature, Western Region, Santa Barbara, California, January 2005
  • With Corinne Lengsfeld, et al., "Engineering Concepts and Communication" in the Journal of Engineering Education, pages 79-85, January 2004
  • "Flannery O'Connor and a Case of Matricide," Conference on Christianity and Literature, Western Region, Seattle, Washington, April 2003
  • "Metamora and American Identity," Modern Language Association Conference, Midwest Region, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2002
  • Edited with Margaret Whitt and Bryan Walpert, "Opening Doors: Guide to First-Year English," 13th edition, Boston: Pearson, 2001; also edited "Breaking Ground: Guide to First-Year English," 12th edition, 2000
  • "Students as Writing Tutors Improving Their Writing," Conference of College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Denver, Colorado, March 2001
  • "Women's Entrance into English Humanist Historiography: Foxe's Acts and Monuments," Aphra Behn Conference, Denver Colorado, November 2000

Honors and Awards:

  • Founding faculty member of the Alpha Omicron Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society, 2007
  • Faculty Community Service Award 2006
  • Frankel Fellow, Evan Frankel Foundation, East Hampton, New York

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