Departmental Directory

Lisa Siraganian

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University


Lisa SiraganianLisa Siraganian works in twentieth-century literature and culture, especially modernism, poetics and film. In addition to her forthcoming book, Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life (Oxford UP, 2012), she has published on Gertrude Stein, Wyndham Lewis, Wallace Stevens in Modernism/ Modernity, ALH, and The William Carlos Williams Review. For 2011-12, Prof. Siraganian is a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA.

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Courses taught

  • 20th-c American Poetry: From Modernism to Postmodernism
  • American Modernism: The Poem and the Poetics of Art
  • Semiotics of Culture: Representing Diaspora
  • Introduction to Literary Study
  • Contemporary Poetry: Art and Artifacts
  • Contemporary Approaches to Literature (Introduction to Literary Theory)

Publications (selected)

  • Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life (Oxford University Press, in production for publication January 2012).
  • “Wallace Stevens’s Fascist Dilemmas and Free Market Resolutions,” American Literary History 23:2 (Summer 2011), 337-361.
  • “‘A Disciplined Nostalgia’: William Gaddis and the Modern Art Object” in William Gaddis, “The Last of Something,” Crystal Alberts, Christopher Leise and Birger Vanwesenbeeck, eds. (Jefferson: McFarland, 2010), 101-114.
  • “Modern Glass: How Williams Reframed Duchamp’s Window,” The William Carlos Williams Review 28:1-2 (2008), 117-139.
  • “Telling a Horror Story, Conscientiously: Representing the Armenian Genocide in Atom Egoyan’s Films,” in Image and Territory: New Essays on Atom Egoyan, Monique Tschofen and Jennifer Burwell, eds. (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007), 133-156.