Louisa Hall

Associate Professor

My work involves interrogations of fiction, biography, science, science fiction, and the ethics of writing about other people, animals, and things. 

My novels include ReproductionTrinity and SpeakReproduction (Ecco, 2023), the story of a woman attempting to write a novel about Mary Shelley, then turning, instead, to write a contemporary Frankenstein, will be published in June.  Trinity was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Award and the winner of the Langum Prize for historical fiction; Speak was a Best Book of the Year in NPR, Slate, the Washington Post, and Men's Journal. My poems have appeared in The New Republic and The Southwest Review, and other journals, and my essays have appeared in the New York Times, LARB, Slate, The MIT Technology Review, and Texas Monthly. 

I have a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. 

I have completed my BUILD certification through the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, including “Equitable and Inclusive Pedagogy in the Classroom,” “A Closer Look at Race in America,” and “Beyond the Numbers—Foundations for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.” 

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Louisa Hall
Contact Information

356 English-Philosophy Building (EPB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States