Serena Le

University of California, Berkeley/English

Serena Le

Serena Le is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a B.A. in Music, with emphases in composition and violin performance, from Swarthmore College. Her dissertation, “Bigger Than the Sound: The Acoustic Space of Modern Poetry,” examines modernist writers' expectations for how their works will be heard, and considers the degree to which assumptions about literary value rely on specific conditions of aurality. At the Beinecke, she will be working primarily with the Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams papers, and making time for certain gleeful forays into the broader holdings in poetry and American literature.
Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature
Bigger Than the Sound: The Acoustic Space of Modern Poetry
June 1-30, 2014
Visiting Fellow


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