|Born||October 26, 1945|
|Occupation||Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor Emerita of English at Rice University|
Jane Chance Nitzsche is Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor Emerita of English, Rice University (since 13 September 2013). Her research interests center on modern medievalism (J.R.R. Tolkien in particular), mythology, literature of the Middle Ages, and medieval women writers.
 Bibliography, selected
- 1979: Tolkien's Art: A Mythology for England
- 1992: The Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Power
- 2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Power (revised edition)
- 2001: Tolkien's Art: A Mythology for England (revised edition)
- 2002: Tolkien the Medievalist
- 2004: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Invention of Myth: A Reader
- 2005: Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages
- 1986: Approaches to Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- "Tolkien and His Sources"
- 1991: Studies in Medievalism #3
- "Medievalism in Tolkien: Two Decades of Criticism in Review" (with David Day)
- 1995: Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference
- "Power and Knowledge in Tolkien: The Problem of Difference in 'The Birthday Party'"
- 2002: Literature—Film Quarterly 30
- (Issue 2): "Is There a Text in this Hobbit? Peter Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring"
- 2005: Mallorn 43
- "Tolkien's women (and men): the films and the book"
- 2005: Tolkien on Film
- "Tolkien's Women (and Men): The Film and the Book"
- 2006: The Lord of the Rings 1954-2004
- "Subversive Fantasist: Tolkien on Class Difference"
- 2009: Queer Movie Medievalisms
- "'In the Company of Orcs': Peter Jackson's Queer Tolkien"
- 2014: The Hobbit and Tolkien's Mythology
- "Tolkien’s Hybrid Mythology: The Hobbit as Old Norse 'Fairy-Story'"
- 2018: Tolkien Studies: Volume 15
- "Tolkien's Classical Beowulf and England's Heroic Age"