Lisa Goldfarb's research and teaching interests are in the fields of comparative literature (French and English) and critical writing. She focuses on 19th- and 20th-century European and American literature, and is particularly interested in modern poetry and poetics, the relationship between music and poetry, philosophic questions in literature, as well as the literature and history of New York City. Her interdisciplinary seminars on related themes include "Belief and Skepticism", "Sound and Sense", "Reading Poetry", "Wallace Stevens and the 20th Century", "Modern Poetry and the Actual World", and “The Music of Poetry and the Poetry of Music”. Professor Goldfarb has taught a foreign study course in Nîmes (France) and has accompanied student travel and study groups to Cuba, Prague, Athens, and Ireland. She is a recipient of Gallatin's Adviser of Distinction Award and NYU's Great Teacher Award. Her book, The Figure Concealed: Wallace Stevens, Music, and Valéryan Echoes , focuses on the resonance of Paul Valéry’s musical poetics in the poetry and prose of Wallace Stevens. In addition to her many journal articles on modern poetry, she is co-editor, with Bart Eeckhout, of a volume of essays, Wallace Stevens, New York, and Modernism (Routledge, 2012), which considers the impact of New York on the life and work of Wallace Stevens. Professor Goldfarb is president of the Wallace Stevens Society and associate editor of The Wallace Stevens Journal .