Jennifer Cognard-Black

Art Discipline: 
California, MD
United States
Dates of Residence: 
May 5, 2008 to May 16, 2008

Jennifer Cognard-Black is an Associate Professor of English at St. Mary's College of Maryland where she teaches nineteenth-century literature and fiction writing and is the Chair of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program. Recipient of the Norton T. Dodge Award for Creative and Scholarly Achievement, her critical work includes articles in MS. Magazine, College English, American Literary Realism, the National Women's Studies Association Journal, and the Popular Culture Review as well as a book-length study of the nineteenth-century cultures of letters among women writers, Narrative in the Professional Age (Routledge 2004); a writing textbook, Advancing Rhetoric (Kendall / Hunt 2006); and a co-edited anthology of unpublished letters by nineteenth-century women writers, Kindred Hands (University of Iowa Press 2006). A Pushcart Prize nominee, her short fiction has appeared under the pseudonym J. Annie MacLeod in Another Chicago Magazine, The Briar Cliff Review, The Cream City Review, Roanoke Review, South Dakota Review, The River Gazette, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Literary Mama, and, most recently, Pisgah as well as the forthcoming anthology, Mama PhD. In addition to her teaching, critical work, and creative writing, Cognard-Black plays the piano, sings in the college choir, and perfects recipes for her special topics class on the literatures of food, "Books that Cook."