Jane O. Newman is Professor of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She is at work on a book about Erich Auerbach’s encounter with pre- and early modernity, tentatively entitled “After World Literature: Erich Auerbach between Theology and History.” Newman's translations of Auerbach appear in the recent collection edited by James I. Porter, Time, History, and Literature: Selected Essays of Erich Auerbach, which appeared with Princeton University Press in 2013.

  • Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque. Ithaca: Cornell University Library and Cornell University Press, 2011.
  • The Intervention of Philology: Gender, Learning, and Power in Lohenstein’s Roman Plays. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
  • Pastoral Conventions: Poetry, Language, and Thought in Seventeenth-century Nuremberg. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.