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 4320: Listening to Contemporary Poetry
  • ENGL 4220: Modern American Poetry: The Long Poem
  • ENGL 3343: Reading Poetry
  • AMST 3743 / ENGL 3813: Harlem Renaissance


“Broadcasting ‘Howl.’” Modernism/modernity Print Plus, July 12, 2018.

"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

“Broadcasting Multicultural Literature and ‘Third World’ Consciousness on KPFA-Berkeley.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, California, March 29–April 1, 2018.

“Phonotext and/as Paratext.” Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention. New York, New York, January 4–7, 2018.

"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.