Professor of Instruction, The WCAS Writing Program, Gender Studies and Jewish Studies (Ph.D. Wayne State University)
Office: 555 Clark St., 2nd Floor
Professor 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 Holocaust literature and film as well as on modern women writers, and her books 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. 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. Among the first books to be published in the series is Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust, an anthology of stories and poems by Chicago area survivors.
Jewish Studies Courses
English 105: Writing About Children and the Holocaust
Gender Studies 390: Gender, Race and the Holocaust
Jewish Studies 350: Representing the Holocaust in Literature and Film
Yona Wallach. Deconstructed through Film.
Tuesday, May 31 • 6:30 PM
“The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity” Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Tuesday, June 7 • 5:00 PM