Instructor: SCOTT BLACK


Scott Black joined the U's English Department in 2005. He teaches courses on contemporary global literature, the long history of the novel, and speculative fiction. Originally from the east coast, he now loves hiking in the west and running in the local canyons.

What Students are Saying:

"This was the BEST class. It had all the great things about school (joy of learning, exposure to fantastic material, meeting new people) without the stressful parts (tests, papers, etc.). Scott did an incredible job guiding us through this literature and I looked forward to this class with excitement and anticipation each week. Now I want to take every class Scott offers from here on out!"
- Allison S.

"This class was excellent. It was a serious academic experience with substantive reading and content. The professor was extremely knowledgeable and passed along a lot of useful context and background. I feel that my knowledge of the Japanese short story has expanded dramatically. Thank you!"
-Jorge C.

"I ADORED this class. Scott is a wonderful teacher and guides the class in such an engaging and organic way. All my life it always caused me so much anxiety to speak up in class and share thoughts, but Scott has created such a safe space that I always feel comfortable sharing my thoughts about the readings, no matter how harebrained or bizarre :) I wasn't familiar with the writing of Jorge Luis Borges prior and I'm forever grateful for this class for introducing me to such fantastic writing and ideas. Looking forward to taking any future classes Scott decides to teach through Lifelong Learning."
-Alison S.

SCOTT BLACK is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Literary Classics: Sylvia Townsend Warner Summer 5/29/24 - 6/26/24 Lifelong Learning

SCOTT BLACK has previously taught:

  • An Informal Exploration of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching)
  • Literary Classics: Jorge Luis Borges's Fictions
  • Literary Classics: The Brilliant and Influential Writing of Virginia Woolf
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Masterwork of World Literature
  • Contemporary Japanese Novellas by Women