Upcoming Events




01/31/2018 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Lisa Hollenbach

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Post-1900 American Literature
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Sound Studies
  • Archives and Theories of the Archive


"Sono-Montage: Langston Hughes and Tony Schwartz Listen to Postwar New York." American Literature 87.2 (June 2015): 275-302.

"Phonography, Race Records, and the Blues Poetry of Langston Hughes." A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, ed. Cherene Sherrard-Johnson (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), 301-316.

Recent Conference Presentations

"Susan Howe and the Poetics of Feminist Broadcasting on Pacifica Radio." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, March 2016.

"Preserving Literary History: Archiving Milwaukee's Woodland Pattern." Panelist. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 2015.

"Sono-Montage: Langston Hughes and Tony Schwartz Listen to Postwar New York." Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention. Vancouver, Canada, January 2015.

"Poetry as MP3: PennSound and the New Digital Archive." MLA Annual Convention. Boston, MA, January 2013. 

Current Research and Projects

My research studies American poetry in relation to technologies of sound and cultures of listening in the twentieth century. I am currently working on a project about the recording and radio broadcasting of poetry from late 1940s through the 1970s.