Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Princeton's Jill Stockwell

November 21, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jill Stockwell, director of the Prison Teaching Initiative at Princeton University, will present “A Shared Longing: Rewriting Nazim Hikmet in Turkish and Turkish-German Literature, 1963-2017” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Stockwell previously was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton affiliated with the University Center for Human Values. She holds a doctorate in comparative literature from Princeton and was a Fulbright and Social Science Research Council fellow. Her scholarship examines the intersection between Turkish and Turkish-German literary and cultural studies, and her current project focuses on the troubled relationship between incarceration and democracy in the Turkish and American contexts. 

This event is 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 and the Center for Global Studies.

Last Updated November 21, 2018