Owen Walker Professor of Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature and English:
Phone: +1 401 863 6332
Karen Newman is Owen Walker Professor of Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Brown University. She has written widely on early modern letters and culture and on Shakespeare and Renaissance drama. Recent books include Cultural Capitals: Early Modern London and Paris (Princeton, 2007, paperback, 2009) and Essaying Shakespeare (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). Her current research on Shakespeare and cultural translation aims to historicize contemporary claims about the globalization of culture.
Undergraduate: Shakespeare, all levels; British Literature I; Milton; Introduction to Dramatic Comedy; 17th-century Drama, English and Continental; Renaissance Literature; Theatre and Society in the Renaissance; Renaissance Family Politics; Introduction to Epic; Shakespearean Transformations: Hamlet; Renaissance Versions of the Self; Feminist Theory (Women's Studies Senior Seminar); Female Protagonist in the 19th-century Novel; Madcap Comedies: Women and Film in the 30s and 40s; Women's Writing; Introduction to the Theory of Literature.
Graduate seminars: Theories of Comedy; Renaissance Drama; Interpreting Cultures: The Renaissance; Shakespeare; Renaissance Studies: Methods and Issues; Cultural Production in Early Modern London and Paris; Histories of the Early Modern Body; Writing and Gender in Early Modern England; Staging Culture/Staging Nation: Early Modern English Drama; London c. 1600; Introduction to Early Modern Letters and Cultures.