Phyllis Lassner Professor of Instruction Emerita in The Cook Family Writing Program, the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Program

Professor Phyllis Lassner teaches courses on Holocaust literature and film that are cross-listed with the WCAS Gender Studies and Writing Programs. Her publications include two books on the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen, 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. Her book Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.  Professor Lassner has created and edits the Northwestern University book series "Cultural Expressions of World War II: Preludes, Responses, Memory." She was awarded the International Diamond Jubilee Fellowship at Southampton, UK.

Jewish Studies Courses

  • English 105: Writing About Children and the Holocaust
  • English 205: Intermediate Writing about Children & Holocaust
  • Gender Studies 382:  Gender, Race, & the Holocaust
  • Jewish Studies 350: Representing the Holocaust in Literature and Film