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Newman, Karen 1949-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 8,310 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR658.W6, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Karen Newman
 
Most widely held works by Karen Newman
The story of Sapho by Madeleine de Scudery( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ridiculed for her Saturday salon, her long romance novels, and her protofeminist ideas, Madeleine de Scudéry (1607-1701) has not been treated kindly by the literary establishment. Yet her multivolume novels were popular bestsellers in her time, translated almost immediately into English, German, Italian, Spanish, and even Arabic. This book makes available in modern English a self-contained section from Scudéry's novel 'Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus', best known today as the favoured reading material of the would-be salonnières that Molière satirised in 'Les Précieuses Ridicules'
Time and the literary by Karen Newman( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immediacy of information technology has supposedly annihilated time and the literary. Email, cell phones, satellite broadcasting seem to have ended the long-standing tradition of encoding our experience of time through writing. Paul de Man's seminal essay "Literary History and Literary Modernity" and newly commissioned essays on everything from the human genome to grammatical tenses argue, however, that the literary constantly reconstructs our understanding of time. From eleventh-century France to a science-fiction future, this volume shows how these two concepts influence each other
Essaying Shakespeare by Karen Newman( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Central to Newman’s work is social exchange, or the circulation of people and objects. At least two of these essays have had a powerful and lasting impact on Shakespeare studies: “Renaissance Family Politics and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew” and “‘And wash the Ethiop White’: Femininity and the Monstrous in Othello.” Three essays appear in print for the first time: an examination of clothing of the poor and the portrayal of the king as a beggar in Richard II; a stinging review of Harold Bloom’s book Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human; and a rethinking of claims about the globalization of culture and cultural translation."--pub. desc
Shakespeare's rhetoric of comic character by Karen Newman( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1985. In this revisionist history of comic characterization, Karen Newman argues that, contrary to received opinion, Shakespeare was not the first comic dramatist to create self-conscious characters who seem 'lifelike' or 'realistic'. His comic practice is firmly set within a comic tradition which stretches from Plautus and Menander to playwrights of the Italian Renaissance
Early modern cultures of translation by Karen Newman( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Would there have been a Renaissance without translation?" Karen Newman and Jane Tylus ask in their Introduction to this wide-ranging group of essays on the uses of translation in an era formative for the modern age. The early modern period saw cross-cultural translation on a massive scale. Humanists negotiated status by means of their literary skills as translators of culturally prestigious Greek and Latin texts, as teachers of those same languages, and as purveyors of the new technologies for the dissemination of writing. Indeed, with the emergence of new vernaculars and new literatures came a sense of the necessary interactions of languages in a moment that can truly be defined as "after Babel." As they take their starting point from a wide range of primary sources �the poems of Louise Labé, the first Catalan dictionary, early printed versions of the Ptolemy world map, the King James Bible, and Roger Williams's Key to the Language of America �the contributors to this volume provide a sense of the political, religious, and cultural stakes for translators, their patrons, and their readers. They also vividly show how the very instabilities engendered by unprecedented linguistic and technological change resulted in a far more capacious understanding of translation than what we have today.--
Fashioning femininity and English Renaissance drama by Karen Newman( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's rhetoric of comic character : dramatic convention in classical and renaissance comedy by Karen Newman( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This distracted globe : worldmaking in early modern literature by Jonathan Goldberg( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Worldmaking takes many forms in early modern literature and thus challenges any single interpretive approach. The essays in this collection investigate the material stuff of the world in Spenser, Cary, and Marlowe; the sociable bonds of authorship, sexuality, and sovereignty in Shakespeare and others; and the universal status of spirit, gender, and empire in the worlds of Vaughan, Donne, and the dastan (tale) of Chouboli, a Rajasthani princess. Together, these essays make the case that to address what it takes to make a world in the early modern period requires the kinds of thinking exemplified by theory"--
Cultural capitals : early modern London and Paris by Karen Newman( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Cultural Capitals' is a fascinating work of literary and cultural history that redefines our conception of when modern city came to be and brings early modern London and Paris alive in all their splendour, squalor, and richness
Fetal positions : individualism, science, visuality by Karen Newman( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This compelling book uses 103 illustrations to argue that modes of visualizing science have profoundly determined "fetal politics" and the contemporary abortion debates. With its close interplay of visual and verbal texts, it traces both the history of fetal images from the sixteenth century onward (including the classic Life magazine photographs by Lennart Nilsson from 1965) and the consequences of how obstetrical and embryological knowledge was represented over time in Europe - to both specialists and the public - as medical knowledge came to be produced and understood through anatomical observation." "Fetal Positions demonstrates the importance of history for framing and understanding contemporary political issues, and, by historicizing heterosexuality and reproduction, it contributes to the emerging study of the history of sexuality."--BOOK JACKET
Mistaken identity and the structure of comedy : a comparative study of classical, Italian Renaissance and Shakespearean comedy by Karen Newman( )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Distracted Globe : Worldmaking in Early Modern Literature by Jonathan Goldberg( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldmaking takes many forms in early modern literature and thus challenges any single interpretive approach. The essays in this collection investigate the material stuff of the world in Spenser, Cary, and Marlowe; the sociable bonds of authorship, sexuality, and sovereignty in Shakespeare and others; and the universal status of spirit, gender, and empire in the worlds of Vaughan, Donne, and the dastan (tale) of Chouboli, a Rajasthani princess. Together, these essays make the case that to address what it takes to make a world in the early modern period requires the kinds of thinking exemplified by theory
Portia's Ring : unruly women and structures of exchange in The Merchant of Venice by Karen Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A cultural history of theatre in the modern age by Robert Henke( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For both producers and consumers of theatre in the early modern era, art was viewed as a social rather than an individual activity. Emerging in the context of new capitalistic modes of production, the birth of the nation state and the rise of absolute monarchies, theatre also proved a highly mobile medium across geolinguistic boundaries. This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of theatre from 1400 to 1650, and examines the socioeconomically heterodox nature of theatre and performance during this period. Highly illustrated with 48 images, the ten chapters each take a different theme as their focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission
Hidden disabilities in the workplace : accommodation and performance issues : an employers handbook by Barbara A Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

De l'avortement à la contraception : rapport de la conférence ; [suivi de] Déclaration de Tbilissi by Conférence De l'avortement à la contraception( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Renaissance family politics and Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew by Karen Newman( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reprise : gender, sexuality and theories of exchange in 'The Merchant of Venice' by Karen Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The story of Sapho
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Time and the literaryEssaying ShakespeareShakespeare's rhetoric of comic characterFashioning femininity and English Renaissance dramaShakespeare's rhetoric of comic character : dramatic convention in classical and renaissance comedyCultural capitals : early modern London and ParisFetal positions : individualism, science, visuality
Alternative Names
Newman, Karen A. 1949-

Languages
English (144)

French (1)