Elizabeth Hollander

Elizabeth Hollander was reared and educated in New York City, graduating from Barnard College with a degree in philosophy. After working for nearly a decade in fine arts as a model and instructional assistant, she earned a Ph.D in English literature from CUNY Graduate Center as a Jacob Javits Fellow

Dr. Hollander has been teaching courses in visual culture, humanities, English and American literature, and advanced composition for over twenty years. In addition to Maritime, she has also taught at Lehman, Baruch and Hunter Colleges, at Stanford and Yeshiva Universities.

She has published a number of literary and scholarly essays on artists’ models, aestheticism, 19th century English and American literature, and narrative theory. Her ongoing projects include a collection of original essays on art, literature, gender, and film; and working as an independent writing consultant and book therapist. She lives in Queens with her daughter.

  • Ph.D. English Literature, CUNY Graduate Center

  • B.A. Philosophy, Barnard College

  • 19th Century British and American Literature

  • Writing and the Visual Arts

  • Narrative Genres

  • Advanced Composition

  • Maritime Art

  • Part-Time faculty, Lehman College and Hunter College (CUNY)

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Stern College, Yeshiva University

  • Lecturer, Stanford University

Honors & Awards
  • Jacob Javits Fellowship

  • HUMN 201: World Literature and Culture I

  • HUMN 202: World Literature and Culture II

  • MNST 8107: Maritime and Naval Art