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Jane Brown

Professor Emerita of Germanics and Comparative Literature

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Box: 353130
334 DEN


Ph.D., Yale University, 1971
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Jane Brown is interested in drama and narrative of the 17th-19th centuries. She has published extensively on Goethe, particularly Faust, and also on Shakespeare, Schubert and Mozart. Her most recent book is “The Persistence of Allegory: Drama and Neoclassicism from Shakespeare to Wagner.” She is currently working on a book on Goethe and the discourse of psychoanalysis.

Professor Brown has taught at the University of New Hampshire, Mount Holyoke College, University of Virginia and University of Colorado; she has held visiting positions at the University of California at Irvine, Munich, Tübingen and Yale. She is former president of the Goethe Society of North America.