In November 2011, Lisa collaborated with more than 50 other writers and researchers on Occupying Wall Street. OR Books publisher Colin Robinson invited Occupy Wall Street participants to produce a narrative description of the encampment. The authors didn’t attempt a political analysis, since it’s hard enough for 50-odd people to agree on description. Many of the chapters were written and edited by several people, and no one took credit for any specific part of the project. The result surprised everyone. Check out the press:
Domus Italy, May 21, 2012; The Economist, April 7, 2012; Good, February 19, 2012; Socialist Review, February 2012; Nerve Magazine, January 30, 2012; The Guardian, January 25, 2012; Philosophy Football, January 24, 2012; The Telegraph, January 6, 2012; The New Yorker, January 2, 2012; Counterpunch, December 23, 2011; The Daily Beast, November 17, 2011; MSNBC – PowerWall, October 29, 2011; Galleycat, October 28, 2011; Good, October 27, 2011; Lit Reactor, October 27, 2011; Washington Post – Political Bookworm blog, October 27, 2011; The Millions, October 27, 2011; LIS News, October 26, 2011; Death and Taxes, October 26, 2011; Christian Science Monitor, October 26, 2011; Huffington Post, October 25, 2011; Village Voice, October 25, 2011; New York magazine, October 25, 2011.
In addition to Occupying Wall Street, Lisa has authored or co-authored four nonfiction books, including New York City Curiosities, which caters to the craze for off-beat urban destinations (Globe Pequot Press 2011). Her fiction appears in Best American Erotica 2004 and Best American Erotica 2005, edited by Susie Bright. Lisa has contributed features, profiles, and reviews to Colorado Review, California Literary Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Art and Antiques Magazine, and other publications. She also holds a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley and teaches British literature and literary theory part-time at CUNY Hunter College. Read more on her LinkedIn profile.
“Cry of the West – Don’t fence me in” Review of Rebecca Solnit’s Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics, published in San Francisco Chronicle, June 24, 2007
“How Islam Shaped Europe” Review of David Levering Lewis’ God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 in San Francisco Chronicle, February 3, 2008
“Spinoza Stymies ‘God’s Attorney’” Review of Matthew Stewart’s The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World in San Francisco Chronicle, January 8, 2006
Review of Unending Nora, A Novel by Julie Shigekuni, in Colorado Review, Fall 2009 (Review is not online. Order print copy here.)
Review of Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex by Elizabeth Bernstein, on CarnalNation.com, October 3, 2009
“The Biographer: A Profile of Faulkner’s Preeminent Biographer” Profile in Drew Magazine, Spring 2008
“Art Pioneers in Sherry’s Gay Artists” Review of Michael S. Sherry’s Gay Artists in Modern American Culture: An Imagined Conspiracy in San Francisco Chronicle, November 25, 2007
“Vollmann’s Fervent Tribute to Copernicus” Review of William T. Vollmann’s Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres in San Francisco Chronicle, February 5, 2006
“Inside Every Religion” Review of Karen Armstrong’s The Great Transformation in San Francisco Chronicle, April 9, 2006
“Revolutionary Engines of Change: Charting Europe’s Shifts from Religious Uprisings to Red October”
Review of Martin Malia’s History’s Locomotives: Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World in San Francisco Chronicle, December 24, 2006