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08/08/2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Summer 8wk session final grades due
Fall Classes Begin

Lisa Hollenbach

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Post-1900 American Literature
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Sound Studies

Recent Upper Division & Graduate Courses Taught

  • ENGL 5680: Documentary Poetics
  • ENGL 3343: Reading Poetry
  • AMST 3743 / ENGL 3813: Harlem Renaissance


"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

"Pacifica Radio and the Broadcasting of the San Francisco Renaissance." Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, KY, February 2017.

"Langston Hughes, Folkways Records, and the Voice of Authentic Folk." MLA Annual Convention. Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.

"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 radio and American poetry in the post-World War II era.