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.