Karen Newman, Faculty

Karen Newman is Owen Walker '33 Professor of Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Brown University. She received her B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1970, her M.A. from University of California, Berkeley in 1972, and her PhD. From University of California, Berkeley in 1978. 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.