Dr. Lara Feigel

Lara Feigel is a Senior Lecturer in English at King’s College London whose research is centred on literature in the late modernist period, focusing particularly on the 1930s and the Second World War and its aftermath.  Her first monograph Literature, Cinema, Politics, 1930-1945, Reading Between the Frames (Edinburgh University Press, 2010) tells the story that unfolded between 1920s cinematic modernism and postwar cinematic neorealism, exploring the rise and fall of a distinct genre of politically committed, cinematic literature.  Her second book entitled The Love-charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War (Bloomsbury, 2013) explores the wartime lives and writing of five writers (Elizabeth Bowen, Henry Green, Graham Greene, Rose Macaulay, Hilde Spiel). She is also the co-editor (with John Sutherland) of the New Selected Journals of Stephen Spender (Faber, 2012) and (with Alexandra Harris) of a collection of essays exploring modernist aesthetic responses to the seaside (Modernism on Sea, Peter Lang, 2009). At King’s she is the co-director (with Erica Carter) of the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture.  Lara is the Principal Investigator on Beyond Enemy Lines and is working on a monograph about the British and American writers and filmmakers who were involved in the reconstruction of Germany, 1945-1949.

Dr. Lara Feigel's Publications

  • “’I am not a camera’: Camera Consciousness in 1930s Britain and the Spanish Civil War.” Textual Practice 26 (Apr 2012): 219-42.
  • “Writing Between the Lives: Life Writing and the Work of Mediation.” Life writing 9, ed. Lara Feigel and Max Saunders (Aug 2012): 241-48. (Co-author: Max Saunders)
  • Literature, Cinema, Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames
  • Modernism on Sea: Art and Culture at the British Seaside
  • The Love-Charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War
  • New Selected Journals, 1939-1995
  • “‘I Feared/The Photograph my Skull would Take’: Bombs, Time and Photography in British and German Second World War Literature.” In Bombing States and Peoples in Western Europe 1939-1945
  • “Writing the Foundations of a Better World: The Role of Anglo-German Literary Exchange in the Reconstruction of Germany and the Construction of Europe, 1945-1949.” In Europa! Europa? The Avant-Garde, Modernism, and the Fate of a Contintent