PhD, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University 1998;
MA, Columbia University,
BA, Columbia University, 1989
Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Literary Studies, Eugene Lang CollegeProfile:
Laura Frost received her Ph.D. in English and Comparative
Literature from Columbia University and was associate professor of English at Yale University
until joining The New School, Lang
College, as Chair of
Literary Studies in 2008. Her book, Sex
Drives: Fantasies of Fascism in Literary
Modernism, was published by Cornell University Press; she is currently completing
a book, forthcoming from Columbia University Press, on modernism and pleasure.
- The Problem WIth Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents (Columbia University Press, July 2013) http://www.cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15272-3/the-problem-with-pleasure/reviews
- "Blondes Have More Fun: Anita Loos and the Language of Silent Cinema," Modernism/Modernity Volume 17, Number 2, April 2010
- "Black Screens, Lost Bodies: The Cinematic Apparatus of 9/11 Horror," Horror after 9/11: World of Fear, Cinema of Terror, ed. Aviva Briefel and Sam J. Miller. University of Texas Press, 2011
- "Afterwords" (on 9/11 and the novel), Bookforum, November/December 2009
- "Striptease Intellectual." Review of Gypsy Rose Lee biographies. Bookforum, April/May 2009
- "Still Life: 9/11's Falling Bodies" in Literature After 9/11, ed. Ann Keniston and Jeanne Fallansbee Quinn (Routledge, 2008).
- "Photography/Pornography/Torture: The Politics of Seeing Abu Ghraib" in One of the Guys, ed. Tara McKelvey (Seal Press, 2007).
- "Huxley's Feelies: The Cinema of Sensation in Brave New World." Twentieth-Century Literature 52.4 (Winter 2006).
- "The Romance of Cliché: E. M. Hull, D. H. Lawrence, and Interwar Erotic Fiction" in Bad Modernisms, Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz, eds. (Duke University Press, 2006).
- Sex Drives: Fantasies of Fascism in Literary Modernism. (Cornell University Press, 2002).
212 229-5100 ext 3473Email:email@example.comResearch Interests:
Twentieth century literature and culture; British and
comparative modernism; gender and sexuality studies; post-45 literature; visual
culture; narrative and 9/11; the history of pleasure.
Awards and Honors:
- "Gertrude Stein's Tickle." CUNY Graduate Center, April 2012.
- "Anhedonic Modernism." Modernist Studies Association, October 2011.
- "Black Screens, Lost Bodies: The Cinematic Apparatus of 9/11 Horror." Post45, Cleveland. April 2011.
- "Of Cookies and Cocktails: In Praise of Middlebrow Pleasures.” Modernist Studies Association Convention, Montreal, October 2009.
- “Gentlemen Prefer Typists: Anita Loos and Modernism’s Problem with Pleasure.” Harvard Humanities Center Twentieth-Century Colloquium, April 2009.
- “The Scandal of Lolita, the Secrets of Laura, or Dmitri Nabokov’s Dance of the Seven Veils.” Symposium on “Lolita in America,” The New School, September 2008.
College Prize for
Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. May 2004
- Senior Faculty Fellowship, Yale University, 2004-2005
- Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize, Yale College, June 2001, for outstanding
scholarly work by a junior faculty member in the Humanities, for Sex Drives:
Fantasies of Fascism in Literary Modernism
- Morse Fellowship in the Humanities, Yale University, 2001-2002
- A. Whitney Griswold Faculty Research Grant, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University,
1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006
- Whiting Fellowship, Columbia University, 1997-1998
- Mellon Research Fellowship, Columbia University,