30 Jan 17

Jane O. Newman is Professor of Comparative Literature and European Languages and Studies at the University of California, Irvine. At the Academy, she is finishing her book on the German-Jewish scholar Erich Auerbach (1892-1957), titled “Auerbach’s Worlds.” Auerbach belonged to a generation of German-Jewish scholars whose work, she argues, became the foundation of most humanistic disciplines in the United States.