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Nicholas Birns

Nicholas Birns

Adjunct Instructor

Nicholas Birns is the editor of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/NZ Literature. He is the author of Understanding Anthony Powell (University of South Carolina Press, 2004) and the co-editor of A Companion to Australian Literature Since 1900 (Camden House, 2007), a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book for 2008. His Theory After Theory: An Intellectual History of Literary Theory From 1950 to the Early 21st Century appeared from Broadview in 2010.

His other books include Barbarian Memory: The Legacy of Early Medieval History in Early Modern Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead (Sydney University Press in 2015). He has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Hollins Critic, Exemplaria, MLQ, and Partial Answers. Nicolas teaches literature courses at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.

Currently Teaching

American Literature 1865 to 1920: Five Major Authors

The years between the end of the Civil War and the end of the First World War saw the emergence of American fiction to world status. Focusing on...

The Eighteenth-Century Novel: Britain and France

The 18th century saw the rise of the novel in its modern form. Through studying major authors and texts from the period in both Britain and...