Karen A. Newman Owen F. Walker '33 Professor of Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature, Professor of English

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, 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.

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Newman writes widely on early modern letters and culture and on Shakespeare and Renaissance drama.  Her current research on the reception of Shakespeare in Europe and on cultural translation aims to historicize contemporary claims about the globalization of culture.

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