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Margaret Boe Birns

Margaret Boe Birns

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Margaret Boe Birns is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University, and Adjunct Associate Professor of literature at The New School. She has published chapters in Roberto Bolaño: A Less-Distant Star edited by Ignacio Lopez-Caldo and in Harold Bloom’s Agatha Christie: Modern Critical Views, and articles in The Literary Review, The Massachusetts Review, Women’s Studies, The Dreiser Encyclopedia, A Critical Companion to Henry James, Studies in American Naturalism, Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, Compendium of Twentieth Century Novelists and Novels, and Magill’s Literary Annual. Margaret specializes in English, American, and European literature of the 20th-21st century, the mystery novel, contemporary world literature, the short story, and the nineteenth century novel.  She was given an award for Excellence in Teaching, SPS, New York University, 1985.

Currently Teaching

Anthony Trollope: Exploring the Palliser Novels

Examine Anthony Trollope’s penetrating insights on political and social issues in his Palliser novels.

The Novel Today

Discuss major new work by today’s top writers, including emerging novelists, award winners, and established favorites.

Masterpieces of 20th-Century Literature

This course is devoted to the modernist novels of the 20th century that now enjoy classic status.