Zachary Black


Let us embark on a bookish endeavor together

Welcome bookworms. Zachary is an avid reader whose passionate about relieving the discouragement or elitism towards reading. Follow along as he disrupts the conventions of a literary 'canon' and reading exclusviely for academics. He addresses these concerns through covering resources for expanding (or just beginning) your reading habits, book reviews, innovativing the definition of "literature" and more.

Who is the bookworm?

Zachary Black is a first year PhD candidate at IUP where he recently graduated with his M.A. in English Literature in May 2023. He and his wife currently live in the small, beautiful town of Lewisburg, West Virginia. His current goal is to secure a local adjunct Professor or humanities oriented position. In terms of research, Zachary focuses on Women's Literature; Yaa Gyasi, Gertrude Stein, and Elizabeth Bowen are a few of his many favorite authors.

Literary Growths

Current bookish endeavors (Blog)

Coming soon to a reading near you (Upcoming Blogs)

View a ENGL 101 lesson plan sequence using WordPress blogging

A Reader Friendly Experience Twine Game

Intertextuality and Post-Colonialism Docuwiki

Professional Highlights

Previous Conference Presentations

Check out Zachary's Haunted Shores 2023 paper on Tamil Love Poetry: Human and Nonhuman Solidarity in the above video

Current PhD Candidate in Literature and Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.A. English Literature and Excellent Master's Student Scholarship Award from Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Further Lore

Zachary is a former Success Coach and Academic Advisor of University of Maryland Global Campus

To view Zachary's miscalenous expereince including organizations, and student leadership roles, please check out or even connect with him on LinkedIn

A more in-depth 'analysis' of Zachary Curriculum Vitae