Nebraska Authors

Jennifer Cognard-Black

AKA: J. Annie MacLeod

The author was a student of Bill Kloefkorn and Kent Haruf.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Ames, IA
Columbus, OH
Boston, MA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Other

Keywords

Short Fiction; Literary Criticism; Public Intellectual Essays; Women in Popular Culture

Education

High School Diploma, Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Music, 1991, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree in Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction, 1994, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Ph.D. in 19th Century Anglo-American Literature, 1999, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Occupation

Professor
Editor
Poet

Places Worked

Ploughshares
Prairie Schooner
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Emerson College, Boston, MA.

Honors

Graduate Student Alumni Research Award, Graduate School, Ohio State University, 1997
Norton T. Dodge Award for Creative and Scholarly Achievement, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2005
Faculty-Student Life Award, Student Government, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2009
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Fiction, 2013

Bibliography

Narrative in the Professional Age: Transatlantic Readings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Elliot, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. 2004.
Advancing Rhetoric: Critical Thinking and Writing for the Advanced Student. with Anne Cognard, 2006.
Kindred Hands: Letters on Writing by Women Authors, 1860-1920. with Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, 2006. (Editor)
Books that Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal. with Melissa Goldthwaite, 2014. (Editor)
From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and their Machines. with Joyce Dyer and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, 2016. (Editor)

Other articles, short stories, creative non-fiction, essays, teaching guides, interviews, music texts, book review, presentations, and papers.

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