Jane Marcus (1938–2015) was a Distinguished Professor of English at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center, CUNY, whose faculty she joined in 1986. She was a notable feminist critic, focusing mainly on modernist texts, particularly the works of Virginia Woolf. Marcus taught at the University of Texas and helped found women's studies programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Texas. She was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 1993.
Marcus was of Irish Catholic descent. She was the mother of novelist Ben Marcus and is portrayed in his book Notable American Women; through him, her daughter-in-law is writer Heidi Julavits. Her husband, Michael Marcus, is a retired mathematician.
- Virginia Woolf and the languages of patriarchy
- Virginia Woolf: A Feminist Slant (editor)
- Art and Anger: Reading Like a Woman
- The Young Rebecca West
- Britannia Rules The Waves
- A Key to a Room of One's Own
- White Looks: Modernism, Primitivism and Nancy Cunard
- Hearts of Darkness: White Women Write Race
- "Jane Marcus Obituary". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- Maggio, Paula. "In memoriam to Woolf scholar Jane Marcus". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- "John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- Samuels, David. "Keeper of the Flame". The Tablet. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- Brockes, Emma. "Ben Marcus: 'We can contain such secret misery and perversion'". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- Silverman, Stephen M. (18 February 2003). Purists Gets Nosey about Kidman's Role, People (magazine)
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