Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Margaret Boe Birns


    In addition to her teaching at The New School, Margaret Boe Birns is also Adjunct Assistant Professor, SPS, NYU, where she received an award for Excellence in Teaching. She was also named Finalist for Distinguished University Teaching Award, The New School, 2011.  

    She has given talks or papers at The Harmonie Club, NYUSPS Great Lecture Series, Brotherhood Synagogue, Mint Theater post-performance discussion, Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on World War II, The American Names Society, The Shakespeare Club, and ING Corporation Learning at Lunch Lectures.

    She has published articles on authors including Anthony Powell, Roberto Bolaño, Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, Lewis Carroll, Hans Christian Andersen, Susan Sontag, William James, and Henrik Ibsen and has published poetry in the Journal of Popular Film and Television, Rolling Stone, Art Times, and Women Poems #3.

    Her areas of teaching expertise include: English, American, and European Literature of the 20th-21st Century; The Mystery Novel; Contemporary English and American Literature; Contemporary World Literature; The Short Story; and The Nineteenth Century Novel (English, American, European).

    Current Courses:

    19th Century Masterpieces

    Andersen,Carroll,Wilde... (Open Campus)


    Elena Ferrante (Spring 2020)

    Mystery Masterworks

    Mystery Masterworks (Open Campus)

    Woolf: The Luminous Halo (Spring 2019)