Jacqueline Rose

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Jacqueline Rose FBA
Born 1949
London
Alma mater University of London
Main interests The relationship between psychoanalysis, feminism and literature
Major works The Haunting of Sylvia Plath

Jacqueline Rose, FBA (born 1949, London) is a British academic who is currently Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London, and will take up a professorship at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in January 2015.[1]

Life and work[edit]

Rose was born into a non-practicing Jewish family. Her elder sister was the philosopher Gillian Rose. Jacqueline Rose is known for her work on the relationship between psychoanalysis, feminism and literature. She is a graduate of St Hilda's College, Oxford and gained her higher degree (maîtrise) from the Sorbonne, Paris and her doctorate from the University of London.

Her book Albertine, a novel from 2001, is a feminist variation on Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu.[2]

She is best known for her critical study on the life and work of American poet Sylvia Plath, The Haunting of Sylvia Plath, published in 1991.[3] In the book, Rose offers a postmodernist feminist interpretation of Plath's work, and criticises Plath's husband Ted Hughes and other editors of Plath's writing. Rose describes the hostility she experienced from Hughes and his sister (who acts as literary executor to Plath's estate) including threats received from Hughes about some of Rose's analysis of Plath's poem "The Rabbit Catcher". The Haunting of Sylvia Plath was critically acclaimed, and itself subject to a famous critique by Janet Malcolm in her book The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

Rose is a regular broadcaster on and contributor to the London Review of Books.[4]

Rose's States of Fantasy was the inspiration for composer Mohammed Fairouz's Double Concerto of the same title.[5]

Criticism of Israel[edit]

Rose is highly critical of Zionism, describing it as "[having] been traumatic for the Jews as well as the Palestinians."[6] In the same interview, Rose continues to say, citing Martin Buber and Ahad Ha'am, "If Zionism can produce voices such as these, this is evidence of a fermentation of rare value."

Bibliography[edit]

  • Rose, Jacqueline (1993). The case of Peter Pan, or, The impossibility of children's fiction. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 9780812214352. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (translator and editor); Lacan, Jacques (author); Mitchell, Juliet (editor) (1985). Feminine sexuality: Jacques Lacan and the école freudienne. New York London: Pantheon Books W.W. Norton. ISBN 9780393302110. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (2013) [1991]. The haunting of Sylvia Plath. London: Virago. ISBN 9780349004358. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (editor) (1993). Why war?: psychoanalysis, politics, and the return to Melanie Klein. Oxford, UK Cambridge, Mass., USA: B. Blackwell. ISBN 9780631189244. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (1996). States of fantasy. The Clarendon Lectures in English Literature. Oxford England New York: Clarendon Press Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198182801. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (2002). Albertine. London: Vintage. ISBN 9780099286035.  (novel)
  • Rose, Jacqueline (2004). On not being able to sleep: psychoanalysis and the modern world. London: Vintage. ISBN 9780099286042. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (2005). Sexuality in the field of vision. London New York: Verso. ISBN 9781844670581. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (2005). The question of Zion. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691130682. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (2013) [2007]. The last resistance. London: Verso. ISBN 9781844672264. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (2011). Proust among the nations: from Dreyfus to the Middle East. Chicago London: The University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226725789. 
  • Rose, Jacqueline (2014). Women in dark times. London: Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781408845400. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Our Staff — Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Retrieved Nov 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Who's that girl?: Alex Clark finds, in Jacqueline Rose's Albertine, a richly suggestive and provocative voice for Proust's heroine," Alex Clark, The Guardian, 27 October 2001. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  3. ^ Rose, Jacqueline (2013) [1991]. The haunting of Sylvia Plath. London: Virago. ISBN 9780349004358. 
  4. ^ London Review of Books: Jacqueline Rose Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  5. ^ Moore, Thomas (September 12, 2010), Mohammed Fairouz: An Interview, Opera Today. Retrieved 19 April 2011
  6. ^ Rosemary Bechler "Nation as trauma, Zionism as question: Jacqueline Rose interviewed, at the Wayback Machine (archived January 14, 2008) Open Democracy. 17 August 2005. Internet Wayback Archive

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