B.A., Reed College
Mollie Eisenberg received her B.A. from Reed College and her M.A. from Princeton University, where in Spring 2020 she will defend her dissertation, The Case of the Self-Conscious Detective Novel: Detection, Metafiction, and the Terms of Literary Value in and Around Transatlantic Modernism. That project traces an axis of formal self-consciousness in modernist detective fiction to an understanding of the detective genre as a crucial site of modernist renegotiation of the boundary between literature and genre, art and entertainment—one that redefined the meanings, purposes, and possibilities of art in ways that continue to affect our lives today. Her areas of research and teaching expertise also include British and American modernisms, the twentieth century novel, popular fiction, material culture, and the sociology of literature.
She is a native New Yorker, a graduate of the CUNY system’s only high school, and proud to serve the Lehman community in the classroom, where she focuses on helping students build the fundamental skills of analytical thinking, rigorous research, and intellectual exploration that will serve them at Lehman and in the world. She has also served as a representative of the part-time faculty to Lehman’s Faculty Senate.