Jane Marcus Feminist University is a day-long celebration of the life and scholarship of Jane Marcus organized by her former students.
Distinguished Professor of English at City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, Jane Marcus was a radical scholar, mentor, and activist. Her seminal work established Virginia Woolf as a major canonical writer. Her scholarship laid the groundwork for feminist studies to become a mode of inquiry within the academy. Because of her advocacy and radicalism as a teacher, numerous individuals were able to gain rights and access to professional opportunities—particularly within academia—that had traditionally been unavailable to people of color, women, and members of the working class.
Jane Marcus Feminist University will feature a round table discussion on feminist pedagogy; breakout workshops on her scholarship; readings from her work and primary influences; and a plenary on her legacy. This unconventional conference will honor Jane’s intellectual bravery and her lasting impact on the lives of so many students.
Cosponsored by Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the Phd Program in English, Global Studies Collective, Doctoral Students’ Council, the Twentieth Century Area Studies Group, and the Feminist Studies Group, the Women’s Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY; The International Rebecca West Society, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, The Feminist Press, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Sandi Cooper, Michael Marcus, and Linda Camarasana.