Nicholas Birns, The Marginal and the Universal: Ellison’s Invisible Man and Nguyen’s The Sympathizer
Ralph Ellison and Viet Thanh Nguyen both treat marginal experience as potentially universal to create masterworks of epic scope and astonishing innovation.
Nicholas Birns is on the faculty at New York University, School of Professional Studies, where he teaches courses on Australian literature, Victorian fiction, post-1900 American and British fiction, literary theory, Shakespeare, and the history of literary genres and traditions.
This seminar takes place over four Wednesdays:
all at 11:00 AM in the Whitridge Room.