Life and work
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 (mâitrise) from the Sorbonne, Paris and her doctorate from the University of London.
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. 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.
Criticism of Israel
Rose is highly critical of Zionism, describing it as "[having] been traumatic for the Jews as well as the Palestinians." 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."
- The Case of Peter Pan, or, the Impossibility of Children's Fiction, 1984
- Sexuality in the Field of Vision, 1986, Verso
- The Haunting of Sylvia Plath, 1991, Virago
- Why War – Psychoanalysis, Politics and the Return to Melanie Klein, 1993, Blackwell (co-authored)
- States of Fantasy (Clarendon Lectures in English), 1998, larendon Press [OUP]
- "'Albertine'", 2002, Vintage
- On Not Being Able to Sleep – Essays on Psychoanalysis in the Modern World, 2003, Chatto
- The Question of Zion, 2005, Princeton University Press
- The Last Resistance, 2007, Verso
- Proust Among the Nations: From Dreyfus to the Middle East, 2011, University of Chicago Press
- "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.
- London Review of Books: Jacqueline Rose Retrieved June 8, 2010.
- Moore, Thomas (September 12, 2010), Mohammed Fairouz: An Interview, Opera Today, retrieved 2011-04-19
- Rosemary Bechler "Nation as trauma, Zionism as question: Jacqueline Rose interviewed, Open Democracy. 17 August 2005. Internet Wayback Archive
- "Those opposing a cultural and academic boycott of Israel should examine the South African precedent, says Jacqueline Rose." Open Democracy September 4 2005 Jacqueline Rose's position on an academic and cultural boycott of Israel
- "This land is your land", The Observer, August 18, 2002 - Jacqueline Rose's views on the state of Israel
- "What Zionism is Not, a review of The Question of Zion from a Zionist perspective, The Weekly Standard, November 14, 2005
- Interview, The Guardian, January 4, 2003
- "The Ideas Interview: Jacqueline Rose" - John Sutherland, The Guardian, November 28, 2005
- Interview with Jacqueline Rose, Open Democracy, August 18, 2005
- Israel and Resistance: an interview with Jacqueline Rose, State of Nature, Winter 2008
- Video of Jacqueline Rose chairing a discussion with Avi Shlaim and Shlomo Sand at the Frontline Club, London, November 12, 2009