Williams Welcomes Two Visiting Professors In Spring Term

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 19, 2001–Williams College has announced the appointment of Maryann E. Martone as visiting associate professor of psychology and Karen Newman as a Margaret Bundy Scott Visiting Professor of English for spring 2001.

Martone is associate adjunct professor, department of neurosciences, University of California, San Diego. At Williams, she is teaching “Psychology 101” and “Neural Systems and Behavior.”

She received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1982 and her Ph.D. in neurosciences from the University of California, San Diego, in 1990.

The author of numerous research papers, her work has been published in Neuroscience, Nature Medicine, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry, among others.

Newman is University Professor at Brown University. At Williams, she is teaching “Inventing the Renaissance” and “Histories of the Early Modern Body, 1543-1750,” an exploration of the creation and transmittance of knowledge about the body in the early modern period.

She is the author of three books: “Fashioning Femininity and English Renaissance Drama,” Shakespeare’s Rhetoric of Comic Character: Dramatic Convention in Classical and Renaissance Comedy,” and most recently “Fetal Positions. Individualism, Science, Visuality.” Her articles have been published in numerous anthologies and journals, including Renaissance Drama and the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

She earned her B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1970 and her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978.