Petra Rau is Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature at the
University of East Anglia. She also taught for the Open University
and the University of Portsmouth. Her research interests lie in
literature and film about war and fascism, and expulsion;
Anglo-German relations; travel writing; and memory studies. She is
the author of English Modernism, National Identity and the
Germans, 1890-1950 (2009) and Our Nazis: Representations
of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film (2013) as well
as the editor of two essay collections on war writing,
Conflict, Corporeality and Nationhood in Modern Literature
(2010) and Long Shadows: The Second World War in British
Fiction and Film (2016).
The daughter of German expellees, she is currently working on a book about expulsion and forced migration in postwar German literature and film as well as a book of creative non fiction about her family.