John Evans Professor of Latin; Professor of English, Classics, and History
- University Hall 304
- Office Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3-4 & by appointment, in person
Professor Newman (Ph.D. Yale) is known for her work on medieval religious culture, comparative literature, and women's spirituality. Her most recent books are The Permeable Self: Five Medieval Relationships (2021) and a translation of Richard Methley's collected works (2021). She is also the editor/translator of Thomas of Cantimpré: The Collected Saints' Lives (2008) and Mechthild of Hackeborn's Book of Special Grace (2017). Other works include Making Love in the Twelfth Century (2016), Medieval Crossover: Reading the Secular against the Sacred (2013), Frauenlob's Song of Songs: A Medieval German Poet and His Masterpiece (2006), God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages (2003), and From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature (1995), as well as three books on Hildegard of Bingen.
Professor Newman has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities at Northwestern. She holds the John Evans Chair of Latin Language and Literature and previously held a Charles Deering McCormick Chair of Teaching Excellence (2003-06). Professor Newman is a past president of the Medieval Academy of America and director of the graduate cluster in Medieval Studies.
Classical/Biblical, Medieval, Gender Studies
Review of Medieval Crossover
Review of Frauenlob's Song of Songs
Review of God and the GoddessesDownload articles