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Johns Hopkins' Jackson to present at Feb. 11 Comparative Literature Luncheon

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  

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.

Last Updated February 11, 2019