Petra Rau

Petra Rau is Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature and has taught for the Open University, the University of Portsmouth and the University of East Anglia. Her research interests lie in literature and film about war and fascism, 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 (2015).
The daughter of German expellees, she is currently working on a new book about expulsion and forced migration in postwar literature.