Instructor Biography: Nicholas Birns
NICHOLAS BIRNS is an adjunct instructor at NYU and is the author of many books and articles on modern world literature. He has written on Moby-Dick and published in Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies.
Other classes taught
A Brilliant Brazilian: The Novels of Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
A Modern Family Saga: Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks
A Refugee By Fate: Shadi Bartsch’s Translation of the Aeneid
A Vietnamese American Epic: the Novels of Viet Thanh Nguyen
Beowulf in Two Translations and One Retelling
Bob Dylan and the American Voice
George Eliot’s Middlemarch
Going Home: Emily Wilson’s Translation of Homer’s Odyssey
Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick
Homer's Iliad and Two Modern Spinoffs
James Joyce’s Ulysses
Joseph Conrad: Mariner and Modern
Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote
The Brothers Karamazov: Dostoyevsky’s Tale of Crime and Redemption
The Great Gatsby: A Centenary Reappraisal
The Short Stories of Nikolai Gogol and Isaac Babel: Between Russia and Ukraine
Two American Novelists of World War I: Willa Cather and John Dos Passos
William Faulkner’s The Sound and The Fury and Light In August