Marlene Clark completed her Ph.D. in English at the City University Graduate Center. Until recently, she was a full-time member of the Borough of Manhattan Community College English Department, where she served as Coordinator of the Composition Program. She has also taught at The City College, Lehman College, Pratt Institute, and the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Her research interests include composition studies, philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to literature, and the connections between the law and aging in the life cycle of early modern women. Recent publications include essays and reviews of books on medieval and early modern topics, and an interdisciplinary, humanities-based textbook for college writers entitled, Juxtapositions: Ideas for College Writers.