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
George Eliot’s Middlemarch
Going Home: Emily Wilson’s Translation of Homer’s Odyssey
Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick
Joseph Conrad: Mariner and Modern
Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote
The Brothers Karamazov: Dostoyevsky’s Tale of Crime and Redemption
The Short Stories of Nikolai Gogol and Isaac Babel: Between Russia and Ukraine