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Lisa Williams

Lisa WilliamsProfessor of Literature

Year Joined RCNJ: 1996

Contact Information


  • B.A., University of Massachusetts
  • M.A., Ph.D., C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center

Courses Offered:

  • Critical Reading and Writing
  • Readings in Poetry
  • Major Authors: The Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf
  • Modernism
  • Survey of American Poetry
  • International Poetry
  • Survey of America Literature: Romantics to Contemporary
  • The Personal Essay and Introduction to Creative Writing

Teaching Interests:

  • Twentieth Century International Writers
  • Creative Writing

Research Interests:

  • Women writers, particularly Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf

Scholarly Activity: Books

  • Forget Russia. New York: Tailwinds Press, December 2020.  (Historical Novel)
  • In the Early Morning Calling. Kentucky: Finishing Line Press, 2018, (Poetry Chapbook)
  • Sky Studies. Kentucky: Finishing Line Press, 2014 (Poetry Chapbook)
  • The Eighth Phrase. Cincinnati: Porkbelly Press, 2014 (Poetry Chapbook)
  • Letters to Virginia Woolf. Lanham: Hamilton Books, June 2005. (Memoir)
  • The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia  Westport: Greenwood Press, August 2000.
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