Elizabeth Hollander

I have a PhD in English Literature, and have been teaching writing and humanities for over twenty-five years - at Baruch, Lehman  and SUNY Maritime Colleges, and at Stanford and Yeshiva Universities.    I've published a number of essays and scholarly articles about art and literature, 19th century English and American fiction, and artists' models.  I live in Queens. 

I've  spent my life around creative people.     I grew up in New York City,   in a family of  distinguished writers, scholars,  artists and musicians.   I remained in the richly creative atmosphere of the city, and after a  ten-year career as an artists' model I went back to graduate school in English literature.  

I've worked with fiction writers, playwrights, and poets on 

  • getting characters to advance the plot

  • setting timelines 

  • making tone and dialogue  consistent 

  • arranging short pieces and poems in sequence.

I've also worked with  scholars, journalists and essayists on

  • organizing information and arguments

  • research directions and strategies

  • deciding which themes are worth developing and which are distractions  

  • adjusting to the technical demands of a new genre or kind of subject matter