Jane de Gay is a British academic and lecturer who has earned an international reputation as an expert on the life and works of Virginia Woolf. de Gay's works on Woolf include a series of articles and a 2006 book, Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past, published by Edinburgh University Press. Her work has been recognised by the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.[1] She has co-edited four books on gender and theatre, including Languages of Theatre Shaped by Women (with Lizbeth Goodman).[2]

de Gay is also an Anglican priest serving as Assistant Curate at St Martin's Church, Potternewton, Leeds.[2]


She is Reader in English Literature and Programme Leader for the MA in Victorian Studies at Leeds Trinity University.[2]


  • “The invitation is a great honour, and I will be following in the footsteps of distinguished Woolf scholars Dame Gillian Beer and the late Professor Julia Briggs. I continue to work on Woolf, and the Virginia Woolf Birthday Lecture will draw on my new research into Woolf and Spirituality.”[1]


  • Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past (2006) ISBN 978-0-7486-2349-5; Paperback (2007) ISBN 978-0-7486-3302-9


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