Caresse Jackson is a graduate student at the Department of Comparative Literature. Her research interests include Black Classicisms, Classical Reception in Early Modern Literature and Art, Painting and Poetry, and the Paragone.
Caresse graduated summa cum laude from CUNY with a BA in English Literature and minors in Classics, Philosophy, and Art History. She was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and is now a President's Fellow at Princeton University.
Languages: Latin, Spanish, English, Italian
“Madison Washington: The Odyssean Hero,” presented at the 2017 MMUF New York City Regional Undergraduate Conference at Brooklyn College, 2017
“Knowingness and Oedipus’ Humanity,” presented at Hunter College Undergraduate Research Conference, 2017
“Orientalism and the Dionysian in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea,” presented at the 2016 MMUF New York City Regional Undergraduate Conference at Hunter College
“Orientalism and the Dionysian in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea.” The Hunter College Journal
of Philosophy, Fall 2016, pp. 41—51.
Selected Honors and Awards
Merit Grant from the Center for Human Values
The Department of African American Studies’ Tate-Taylor Prize
Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Studies Award