Karen Newman

Owen F. Walker '33 Professor of Humanities
Professor of Comparative Literature
Professor of English

Research Interests

Shakespeare
comparative early modern letters and cultures

Biography

Karen Newman is Owen Walker '33 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 University Press, 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.