Nicholas Birns is Associate Teaching Professor of Literature at Eugene Lang College, The New School, New York. He has published widely on postcolonial and modernist literature.
"Theory After Theory is a must-read guide for professors and students interested in learning about the theories of the past and-as the title of the study suggests-the possibilities for creating theory in the present and future." - Ignacio Lopez-Calvo, Chasqui "Nicholas Birns contends that 'It is important to keep theorizing, in whatever way possible.' To keep the possibility open we need to know where theory has been. Birns' book provides exemplary knowledge. It is an admirably precise and even-handed account of the wave after wave of theory that have shaped and inspired us. Readers will find their purview refreshed by Birns' judicious re-statements and evaluations, and will find that he is a guide to the future of theory as well as to the past." - Robert L. Caserio, Pennsylvania State University