She has taught or plans to teach courses on modernism, literary and critical theory, and contemporary cinema. She is also a co-organizer of Utopia after Utopia, a research initiative on contemporary post-socialist critical theory and art practice. Her first book, Flat Protagonists: A Theory of Novel Character (Oxford UP, 2016), discusses an odd group of characters – found across the long history of the French and British novel – that simplify in the course of a narrative, instead of deepening and expanding. Her second book, Spaces of Feeling (Cornell UP, 2017) studies representations of intersubjective affective awareness and unawareness in early- to mid-20th-century American, British, and French fiction and poetry. In addition to her academic work, Marta Figlerowicz writes literary and cultural criticism for publications such as n+1, Jacobin, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Post45 (Contemporaries), MAKE Literary Magazine and Boston Review. She is a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows, which she joined as a Junior Fellow in 2013.
Marta Figlerowicz is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and of English at Yale University.