Julia Lisella

Associate Professor

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PhD, English, Tufts University, 2001

MA, English and Creative Writing, New York University, 1988

BA, English, Barnard College, 1983

Italian Language and Literature, State University of New York, International Program at Urbino, Italy, 1982


Dr. Lisella teaches courses in U.S. literature, poetry writing, women's literature and first year writing, and coordinates the Regis Writers Read Series at the Fine Arts Center. Prior to joining Regis in 2005, Dr. Lisella was a lecturer in history and literature at Harvard University.



Terrain (poetry collection). WordTech Editions. 2007

Love Song Hiroshima (poetry chapbook). Finishing Line Press. 2004

Scholarly Essays

“Learning To Teach Tillie Olsen’s ‘I Stand Here Ironing’,” Mama Ph.D.:Women Write About Motherhood and the Academy. Eds. Elrena Evans, Caroline Grant. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2007.

“Modernism, Maternity, and the Radical Woman Poet,” Speaking of Women. Ed. Robin Hammerman. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

“The Work of Lyric Discourse in a Long Poem by Genevieve Taggard.” How2: Contemporary Innovative Writing By Women (http://www.asu.edu/pipercwcenter/how2journal/). Coordinator: “Readings on Genevieve Taggard” Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 2003.

“Radicalizing an Uncertain Past: The Poetry of Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni,” 1996 AIHA (American Italian Historical Association) Conference Proceedings. Spring 1998.

“Class, Ethnicity and Gender in Maxine Hong Kingston’s China Men,” Asian American Voices. Spec. issue of Race, Gender, and Class. Eds. Qum Wang, Wendy Ng, Jean Ait Amber Belkhir 4.3 (1997).

Book Reviews

Rev. of Paola Corso’s book, Renaissance. Italian American Review. Summer 2006.

"Behind the Mask: Signs of Radicalism in the Work of Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni,” The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism: Labor, Politics, and Culture. Eds. Philip Cannistraro, Gerald Meyer. New York: Praeger Press, 2004.

“Critical Nostalgia,” rev. of Writing With an Accent: Contemporary Italian American Women Authors, by Edvige Giunta, Women’s Review of Books September 2002: 16.

Rev. of Firehead, by Lola Ridge, How2: Contemporary Innovative Writing By Women (http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/stadler_center/how2/) Issue 8: Fall/Winter 2002.

“Young Americans: Janet Kauffman Faces The Nation,” cumulative rev. of novels and stories by Janet Kauffman, The Village Voice, 9 June, 1990, 57-58.

Journals & Anthologies

“White Cap.” Ocean State Review. Spring 2012.

“ Road to Radiation” and “Going Lightly, Slowly.” Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement: Mothering, Bereavement, Loss and Grief—special issue. Fall/winter 2010.

“Intimate Friendships” and “Mothers Talking Summer Night.” Beloit Poetry Journal. Spring 2010.

“Song of the Third Generation.” Rpt. in Ava Gardner: Touches of Venus. ed. Gil Gigliotti. Entasis Press. 2010.

Section one from “Poems For Teachers.” Hemetera. Spring 2010.

“Sonnet # 3 of “Frequencies”, a collaborative sonnet sequence. Valparaiso Poetry Review. Spring 2009.

“St. Francis and the Snow Family.” Salamander. 14.2. Spring 2009.

“First Reading.” Hemetera. 2009.

“Rosebush.” Letters to the World: An Anthology. Red Hen Press. 2008.

Sonnet #5 of “Intertidal”, a sonnet sequence. Prairie Schooner. Summer 2007.

“Nonce Poem in Provincetown,” Hemetera. 2007.

“St. Francis Cycle,” Doc Kountze Annual. 2006.

“Children,” Pedestal Magazine. Spring 2006.

“A Walk Through Alley Pond Park.” Flanagan Review. 2005.

“Rosebush.” Many Mountains Moving. October 2004.

“Considering the Universe.” Solo. Issue 7 2004.

“Old Body.” Literary Mama. April 2004.

“Bedrest” and “Lovesong: In May.” Sidelines. 2004.

“Buildings After the Ice Age.” Pebble Lake Review. Fall 2003.

“May 21, 1999: Tomorrow Would Be the Day of Your Birth.” Pleiades. Fall 2001.

“Early Song.” Sou’wester. Spring 2001.

“Miscarriage.” Crab Orchard Review. Fall/Winter 2000.

“Why It Is Difficult.” The Mystic River Review. Winter-Spring 2000.

“Raising Their Hands.” Learning By Heart: Contemporary American Poetry About School. Eds. Maggie Anderson, David Hassler. Iowa: University of Iowa Press, 1999.

“Lucky.” descant. Spring 1998.

“Afternoon with My Mother” and “Grief.” The Paterson Literary Review. 27 Spring 1998.

“At Six Months.” West Branch. #39/40 Fall 1997.

“Jean and Jules Work at the Queen of Peace Nursing Home.” For A Living: The Poetry of Work. Eds. Nicholas Coles, Peter Oresick. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1995.

“Our July” and “What My Father Taught Me About Madison Avenue.” VIA: Voices of Italian Americana. Spring 1994.

“Song of the Third Generation.” Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry. Eds. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Jennifer Gillan. New York: Penguin Books, 1994.

“The Weekend” and “The Promise.” The Local. November 1992.

"For My Father, Who Worked on the Lunar Exploratory Module, 1969." Sojourner. July 1990.

“The Language of Silence.” West Branch. Spring 1989.

"Naming You Back," "On Rereading Emily Dickinson," "The Haircut," "Trip to Little Flower Orphanage." Embers. Winter 1988.

“Edith Stein, Carmelite Nun" and "Raising Their Hands." Ark. 1988.

"Miro Sees the Devil." Violet. 1987.


Virginia Pyne Kaneb Faculty Scholar, Regis College, 2010-2011; 2006-2007

Regis College Summer Faculty Development Grant, Summer 2008, Summer 2006

John Clive Teaching Prize, Harvard University, May 2004

Mellon Seminar Fellowship, June 1999

Four-week participant in seminar on “Ideology, Aesthetics and Interpretation,” directed by Prof. Eugene Goodheart, Brandeis University

Dorset Writers’ Colony, May 1999, residency

Medford Cultural Council through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, 1999 and 1998 Artist Grant to teach intensive poetry writing workshops

Millay Colony for the Arts, 1992, residency

"Discovery"/The Nation Poetry Contest, 1990, semi-finalist

MacDowell Colony for the Arts, 1989, residency

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