Phyllis Lassner teaches courses on Holocaust literature and film that are cross-listed with the WCAS Gender Studies and Writing Programs. Her research interests and publications include two books on the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen, articles on modern women writers, British Women Writers of World War II: Battlegrounds of their Own, Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire, and most recently, Anglo-Jewish Women Writing the Holocaust. She has also written introductions to Holocaust memoirs and is currently working with a group of Chicago area survivors on their anthology of stories about being hidden children. Professor Lassner has created and edits the book series “Cultural Expressions of World War II and the Holocaust: Preludes, Responses, Memory” for Northwestern University Press.
Anglo-Jewish Women Writing the Holocaust: Displaced Witnesses. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004.
British Women Writers of World War II: Battlegrounds of their Own. London: Macmillan, N.Y.: St. Martin’s, 1998.
Elizabeth Bowen: A Study of the Novels. London: Macmillan, 1990.
The Short Fiction of Elizabeth Bowen. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991.
Antisemitism and Philosemitism in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries: Representing Jews, Jewishness, and Modern Culture.Newark, N.J.: U Delaware P, 2008.
Rumer Godden: International and Intermodern Storyteller. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2010.
She has also written hundreds of articles in Refereed Journals and Scholarly Collections, presented papers at Invited Lectures and produced refereed Conference papers.