SCOTT BLACK portrait
  • Chair Department of English
  • Professor, English

Presentations

  • "Tristram Shandy, Essayist," ASECS Conference, Denver. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2019.
  • "Winnicott, Woolf, and the Limits of Attachment," ACLA Conference, Washington DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2019.
  • "Attention, Pathos, and Care in Erpenbeck's Go, Went, Gone," MLA Conference, Chicago. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2019.
  • "The Ends of Romance at the End of Realism," International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference, Montreal. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2018.
  • "The Post-Critical Eighteenth Century," ASECS Conference, Orlando. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2018.
  • "Silent Reading," MLA Conference, New York . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2018.
  • "Stasis and Static in Burney's The Wanderer," Johnson Society Conference, St. Louis. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2017.
  • "Without the Novel: Adventure, Play, Silence," SCSECS Conference, Salt Lake City. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2017.
  • "Stasis and Static in Burney's The Wanderer," NOVANOV seminar, Montreal. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2016.
  • "The Futility of Adventure," International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference, Amsterdam. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2016.
  • "Romance Beginnings," International Conference on Popular Romance, Salt Lake City. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2016.
  • "Play from Winnicott to Fielding," ASECS Conference, Pittsburgh. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2016.
  • "Useless Reading," MLA Conference, Austin. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2016.
  • "Reading Beyond History," ASECS Conference, Los Angeles. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • "Literature, Reading, Attention," Symposium on Empathy, Contemplative Practice and Pedagogy, Salt Lake City. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2014.
  • "Adventure, Land, and the Limits of Possession in The Journey to the West," Society for Novel Studies Conference, Salt Lake City. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • “A Shandyan Hinge; or, Strange Loops of Literary History,” ASECS Conference, Cleveland. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • "Of Love and Tom Jones," NE ASECS conference, Middletown CT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2012.
  • “Thinking in Time in Hume’s Essays," ASECS Conference, Vancouver. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2011.
  • "Reading Mistakes in Heliodorus," Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Chicago. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2010.
  • "The Progress of Romance in Eighteenth-Century Britain," ASECS Conference, Albuquerque. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2010.
  • "Parthenia Reading Charicleia," GEMCS Conference, Philadelphia. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2008.
  • "The Beveled Edge, Romance, and the Great Time of the Novel," ASECS Conference, Portland. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2008.

Publications

  • Scott Black (2020). Review of David Russell, Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form. The Wordsworth Circle 51(2020). Published, 10/2020.
  • Scott Black (2020). “Romance After Critique". Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 49 (2020). Published, 10/2020.
  • Scott Black (2020). “Tristram Shandy, Essayist". The Literary Essay, ed. Thomas Karshan and Kathryn Murphy (Oxford University Press, 2020). Published, 09/2020.
  • Scott Black (2019). Without the Novel: Romance and History of Prose Fiction. University of Virginia Press. Published, 08/2019.
  • "Fielding and the Progress of Romance," The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel, ed. J.A. Downie (Oxford University Press, 2016). Published, 09/2016.
  • Review of Thomas Pavel, The Lives of the Novel, Eighteenth-Century Life 40 (2016). Published, 04/2016.
  • "Generic Contexts: Non-Realist Traditions of the Novel,” Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Henry Fielding, ed. Elizabeth Kraft and Jennifer Wilson (MLA Press, 2015). Published, 12/2015.
  • "Tristram Shandy's Strange Loops of Reading," ELH 82 (2015). Published, 09/2015.
  • "Reading Adventures," English Language Notes 51 (2013). Published, 03/2014.
  • Review of Nicholas Paige, Before Fiction: The Ancien Régime of the Novel, Eighteenth-Century Life 38 (2014). Published, 01/2014.
  • “Doing Genre,” with Group Phi, New Formalisms and Literary Theory, ed. Verena Theile and Linda Tredennick (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Published, 04/2013.
  • “On the Early English Essay: An Experimental Array,” with Eric LeMay, TriQuarterly 143 (2013). Published, 03/2013.
  • "Romance Redivivus," The Cambridge History of the English Novel, ed. Robert L. Caserio and Clement C. Hawes (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Published, 01/2012.
  • "Reading Mistakes in Heliodorus," The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 52 (2011). Published, 11/2011.
  • Review of Jenny Mander, ed. Remapping the Rise of the European Novel, Eighteenth-Century Life 34 (2010). Published, 05/2010.
  • "Thinking in Time in Hume's Essays," Hume Studies 36 (2010). Published, 04/2010.
  • "Quixotic Realism and the Romance of the Novel," Novel 42 (2009). Published, 09/2009.
  • Review of Claude Rawson, ed. Cambridge Companion to Henry Fielding, Eighteenth-Century Novel 6-7 (2009). Published, 08/2009.
  • "The Novel According to Ortega," Western Humanities Review 63 (2009). Published, 01/2009.
  • "The Spectator in the History of the Novel," Media History 14 (2008). Published, 12/2008.
  • Review of Jan Fergus, Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England, Journal of British Studies 47 (2008). Published, 04/2008.
  • "The Adventures of Love in Tom Jones," Henry Fielding in Our Time, ed. J.A. Downie (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008). Published, 01/2008.
  • “Boyle’s Essay,” Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, ed. Pamela H. Smith and Benjamin Schmidt (University of Chicago Press, 2007). Published, 06/2007.
  • Scott Black (2006). Of Essays and Reading in Early Modern Britain. Palgrave/Macmillan. Published, 12/2006.
  • Review of David Brewer, The Afterlife of Character, Journal of British Studies 45 (2006). Published, 04/2006.
  • “Anachronism and the Uses of Form in Joseph Andrews,” Novel 38 (2005). Published, 08/2005.
  • “Trading Sex for Secrets in Haywood’s Love in Excess,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 15 (2003). Published, 01/2003.
  • “Addison’s Aesthetics of Novelty,” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 30 (2001). Published, 04/2001.
  • “Social and Literary Form in The Spectator,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 33 (1999). Published, 09/1999.