UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jeanne-Marie Jackson, assistant professor of world Anglophone literature at Johns Hopkins University, will present “Between a Stone and a Hard Place: Stanlake Samkange's Turn to Philosophy” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.
Jackson received her doctorate in comparative literature from Yale University in 2012. Her first book is “South African Literature’s Russian Soul: Narrative Forms of Global Isolation” (Bloomsbury, 2015), and she is currently completing “The African Novel of Ideas” for Princeton University Press. In addition to her academic publications in a wide range of journals, she also writes for n+1, Public Books, The Conversation, Popula, 3:AM Magazine, and The Literary Review.
This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. — lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit http://complit.la.psu.edu/news-events/comp-lit-luncheon-series.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for Global Studies, the African Studies Program, and the Weiss Chair of the Humanities.