Jane Marcus

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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.[1] She was a notable feminist critic, focusing mainly on modernist texts, particularly the works of Virginia Woolf.[2] 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.[3]

Marcus was of Irish Catholic descent.[4] 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.[5]


  • Virginia Woolf and the languages of patriarchy[6]
  • 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


  1. ^ "Jane Marcus Obituary". Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Maggio, Paula. "In memoriam to Woolf scholar Jane Marcus". Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Samuels, David. "Keeper of the Flame". The Tablet. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Brockes, Emma. "Ben Marcus: 'We can contain such secret misery and perversion'". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (18 February 2003). Purists Gets Nosey about Kidman's Role, People (magazine)

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